Lucas Hernandez sets his sights on PSG's debut in the Champions League

  • The French full-back was once again a starter for PSG
  • Hernandez believes that Paris will be ready to face Dortmund

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After the 2-3 home defeat against Nice, Parisian defender, Lucas Hernandez, spoke with Prime Video to comment on this poor result. He especially cited Tuesday's engagement; PSG vs. Dortmund.

A big problem for PSG?

“Yes, of course, we knew it was going to be a complicated game. We had quite a few players who returned late from the national team but that is no excuse. It will help us for Tuesday's game, which will not be easy. We will have to enter 100% from the beginning.”

How did you manage halftime?

“There was a great Nice, they knew how to take advantage of the circumstances of this match. We have to improve defensively, conceding three goals at home is not possible. It hurts, at home, in front of the fans. But we will be ready for Tuesday.”

Are automatisms still absent in PSG?

“There were eleven additions, a new coach, a new idea, we are adapting little by little. It's up to us to try to adapt and be aware of what the coach wants on the field. We try to do everything possible but it is true that there are some mechanisms that are not yet 100%. It will take a little more time, but the serious stuff starts on Tuesday.”

How are you?

“I'm fine, I feel better and better after my knee injury. It is true that it is an injury that left me off the field for almost 8 months. I still need a little more time to feel 100% again. The feelings are good and the more the games progress the better I feel physically and mentally.”

The experienced left-back did not exactly have his best game this Friday. However, Hernandez has been a key player for Luis Enrique at the start of the season, and without a doubt, he should start next Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund, also considering Nuno Mendes' injury.