Bayern vs. PSG: Julian Nagelsmann pre-game press conference

FC Bayern München Training Session And Press Conference
FC Bayern München Training Session And Press Conference / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages
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Neymar Jr, Dayot Upamecano
Neymar Jr, Dayot Upamecano, PSG, Bayern Munich / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Does the absence of Neymar combined with the presence of Mbappe at the kick-off change anything in your plans?

"It changes something linked to the very high pressing. With Neymar and Mbappe they were able to create a goal situation in the first leg which was reversed for offside. We know they need time to build. With Messi playing between the lines and a striker running at 37 km/h, we will have to make sure to cut their passing circuit. You will have to be patient and not too aggressive if it does not work right away. We have Yann Sommer who will watch in the cage and we also have the ambition to have the ball."

Sadio Mane, who is coming back from injury, will he start?

"He's getting more and more in the rhythm he needs. But I don't think he will play right away. Eric Choupo-Moting, who was a bit ill, also has some issues. But it should be fine. I think Mane can give us a push from the bench. And if we need more danger in front of the goal, he can change the game."

Is this match a duel of coaches?

"This kind of match is rarely a duel between coaches. Of course, we can contribute to our success by developing a game plan that is not too complicated. But here, we are talking about two teams at the top level, with two coaches who will also give everything. I hope tomorrow I can eat a piece of the cake."