In the lead-up to the highly anticipated Ligue 1 MD4 clash between PSG and Olympique Lyon, PSG coach Luis Enrique took center stage at his pre-game press conference on Saturday before Sunday's game at the Groupama Stadium.
Speaking about his opponent, Enrique said "Lyon are a very strong opponent, with a lot of individual quality. We don't really know how they're going to defend and press. It will be a very good match to show our intentions. I've prepared for this match like all the others, with the utmost professionalism. More generally, in all competitions, I always prepare the matches according to our needs. I look for maximum possession from our side. After that, you need to know how your opponents are going to play when you don't have the ball. So we study that."
The conversation then shifted to two new additions to the PSG squad. First up was Kolo Muani, who PSG secured with a last-minute deal on deadline day.
Enrique thinks Kolo Muani is "a player who has left a lasting impression with his performances at Frankfurt and the French national team," and the Spanish coach praised his versatility, saying Kolo Muani is "a player who can play in all positions in attack. I like players who can play in different positions. He can play in the box or out wide. He's a great addition for us, he's French and he reinforces the club's identity."
Regarding the new addition coming from Lyon, "Bradley Barcola, Luis Enrique confirmed he "will be in the squad," adding that Barcola is "a good signing for us, not just because of his youth, but also because of his playing ability. He can dribble down the wing and is very good without the ball. He can play as a number nine. I really like what he has to offer; he's a player for the future."
Enrique said that overall, he is "very satisfied [with the transfer window]."
"It's been an exceptional transfer window, and I'd like to thank the President and Luis Campos for all their hard work. It's hard to have a better window!" claimed Enrique. "All my requests have been met, and every position has been strengthened. Now it's up to the players and staff to restore the confidence the club has shown in them. These conditions are perfect for a coach. Now it's a question of who deserves to play."