Real Sociedad's president, Jokin Aperribay, expressed his views on drawing Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round of 16 earlier on Monday, one that surely disappointed the Spanish honcho.
Aperribay referred to PSG as "the most difficult draw" and positioned Real Sociedad as the underdog entering their matchup, scheduled for a February first leg followed by a second game to be played in March.
Despite his team finishing atop their group, which included Inter Milan, Benfica, and RB Salzburg, Real Sociedad's president Aperribay sees the matchup with PSG as a significant challenge for the squad, highlighting the history PSG as one hard to top and bearing serious weight.
Despite acknowledging the difficulty of the draw, Aperribay also sounded ambitious, stating Real Sociedad aims to excel in both La Liga and the Champions League, without prioritizing a single competition.
Aperribay acknowledged PSG are the clear favorite to advance, but he also expressed a desire for his team to contend strongly and make PSG earn their progress.
The president suggested that PSG, being the favorites, might face more pressure and that could impact the French champions negatively somehow. That said, and once more, he put everything on his team saying their goal is to perform well in the Champions League despite the opponent.