Madrid: Paris St Germain have no intention of letting Real Madrid dictate play when they meet in a potentially decisive Champions League Group A game at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, according to coach Laurent Blanc.
Both teams, unbeaten this season, played out a 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes last time, leaving them with seven points from three matches, and Tuesday`s winner will be highly likely to top a group also featuring Shakhar Donetsk and Malmo.
"When we come to Madrid, we have to do it with respect for this opponent. But, as we are ambitious, we have every intention to come here and impose our game," Blanc told a news conference on Monday (November 2).
"I think that we have to be technically better. We have to be faster and above all, above all, above all, we have make better offensive decisions. During the first match, we played very well the first thirty or fourty minutes and then we were average to say the least. That`s why we were never able to put them in a defensive position. So, if we want to have a great performance with our game philosophy, we will have to truly increase our individual and collective play. If we work like this, we will play a great game tomorrow."
PSG welcome back centre back David Luiz but they will be without Argentine Javier Pastore, who was ruled out with conjunctivitis, and Marquinhos who has a thigh problem.
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi agreed that they key for Tuesday match is the improvement in the offensive play.
"I think that the key of the match of the match, as I said before, is that we have to be more offensive. We lacked that during the first leg. On the defensive front there isn`t anything we need to change. We played very well in the last match. We know that we have a great team in front of us playing at home. They are very effective at home. We have to stay very vigilant but, I insist, as I said before, we have to pay a lot of attention to the offensive game," he said.
PSG were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the last three editions.