Tuchel: ‘We want to arrive in Lisbon with two titles on our belt’

Paris Saint-Germain are determined to win the Coupe de France final later this month. The French giants have been in training for two weeks preparing for the final in Paris, while they will also feature in the Champions League in August. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel admits his focus will be on the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne and not the Champions League quarter final against Atalanta.

“It will be difficult but it’s not a surprise because we will play a quarter-final. There are eight teams that want to win this competition. Every team can win their three games,” the PSG coach said about the return of the Champions League in August.

“It will be a very difficult game [against Atalanta], it will be very tough. They have many qualities. We have seen that when they played against Juventus [on Saturday]. It is a balanced and offensive team. It is a very physical team. But now, we can’t think about that.”

“Our challenge is to arrive in Lisbon with two titles. Now we are going to prepare our game against Saint-Etienne. It’s the only game that is in my head right now. Then, we will think about Lyon. Then I think we will have 12 days to get ready for our game against Atalanta. We have to go step by step. The first step will be our game against Saint-Etienne.”