Paris St Germain head Nasser Al Khelaifi says that the supporters of the club should get behind the players if they are to get a positive result in the first leg of the Champions League knockout match against Chelsea.
The French outfit have been struggling for form in the league. Despite being overwhelming favourites for the title at the start of the campaign, Laurent Blanc has been able to get the team only to third position so far. The biggest ambition for the club, though, will be to progress to the latter stages of the Champions League.
The club has not been beyond the quarter-finals and this was achieved last season when they were eliminated by Chelsea. Revenge will certainly be on the minds of the French club, but they will have to perform extremely well in order to get a result against the Premier League table leaders. PSG have not won in the last two matches, but they can take confidence from the fact that they are undefeated in the last five. Even though they are third in the table, only two points separates them from the table leaders Lyon. Blanc will see this as a manageable difference and the season can only progress with a good result against Chelsea.
“Caen was a very difficult match for us, but the players showed great spirit and fight, right up until the final whistle. We will be ready for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Chelsea and we will need all our supporters to be 100 per cent behind the team,” saidAl Khelaifi ahead of the match. PSG prepared for this massive encounter by only managing a 2-2 draw against Caen, who are struggling near the drop zone. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi were on the scoresheet, but PSG conceded two late goals to only draw the match.