Mon 13 February 2023 | 22:00

Nagelsmann 'preparing for all scenarios' as far as the PSG clash goes

With Kylian Mbappe back in training, Nagelsmann wants to prepare for any outcome when they face PSG.

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann says that he is “preparing for all scenarios” as they gear up to face


in the Champions League last-16 round.

Both Messi and Mbappe were sidelined in PSG’s 3-1 loss to Monaco on the weekend but they both have come back to training and are in line to face Bayern Munich.

"If they both play, then they'll be fit,"

Nagelsmann said at his pre-match press conference.

"Messi in particular is a player who knows how to play when he hasn't trained a lot. 

"I don't know if Kylian Mbappe will play from the start. We will prepare for all scenarios. Both can hurt any team in the world. But we will be ready.

"Our job will be to be ready for Mbappe, too, no matter whether he plays. We are generally prepared for different scenarios, but the game will not depend on that alone.

"We mustn't make the mistake of only focusing on the superstars. But PSG are also concerned about how to stop our players as well."

Nagelsmann emphasized the importance of the Champions League and whether they qualify to the next round.

"I would like to progress. In knockout games, progressing is always important,"

Nagelsmann said.

"You don't have many chances in the Champions League.

"All teams want to win the Champions League. It's one of my dreams to win the Champions League. It's an important game for Bayern and an important game for me. 

"Of course, a season is rated differently when you get far in the Champions League."


Bayern Munich

have won 5 of their last 11 outings against PSG and the French side have won 6, Nagelsmann and Galtier both think that the game could go either way.

"It will be an even duel, a 50-50 game,"

the Bayern boss said.

"It's not a do-or-die game at this point, but we'll try to put in a good away performance.

"The Champions League provides a completely different kind of motivation, so you don't have to make the players extra hot ahead of the game."



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