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Luis Enrique: “PSG should not focus on the Champions League”

The Spanish coach stated that his wish is for the Parisian team to win titles

The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the Spanish Luis Enrique, refused this Monday the pressure that exists in the club to lift its first Champions League and maintained that "obsession does not work in any sector of life."

“My obsession is to make my players understand how I want us to play, then life and football put you in your place,” said the coach on the eve of PSG's debut at the Parque los Príncipes against Borussia Dortmund (runner-up German and winner of the Champions League in 1997), one of the tough rivals in their group F, which they also share with Milan and Newcastle.

Asked insistently about PSG's obsession with winning the top European club competition, he asserted that "when a person, a team, a club become obsessed with something, it is not a good sign." “You have to have enthusiasm, hope, ambition, but obsession does not work in any sector of life,” he added.

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Since Qatar's sovereign fund bought PSG 11 years ago, the club has not achieved the desired 'Orejona', despite the high investment in signings and salaries. The best performances were the final in 2020 and a semi-final in 2021.

Winner of the Champions League with Barcelona as coach in 2015, Luis Enrique considered that the most important thing is that he has found “a very receptive group” to his ideas, although he is aware that the time to assimilate them is limited.

He also acknowledged that having lost on Friday against Nice at home (2-3, fifth defeat at the Parc des Princes in nine games) along with two other draws in the League do not constitute “a great start” to the season.


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