Ronald Koeman has welcomed the challenge posed by PSG.
Barcelona has been drawn against PSG in what will be the most exciting fixture in the round of 16 in the Champions League knockout stage.
And despite going through a tough time in the league and in Europe, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has welcomed the competition to face PSG.
“We knew that we could get a very strong opponent in the draw, but I think the tie is even,” Koeman declared in an interview with Barca TV.
“PSG have hurt us before, but it’s also difficult for them because we have such strong team.
“It will be close, they are a club that spends a lot of money to fight for every title, including the Champions League. Last year they reached the final and they are a team that always has to be at that level, but we want to go through.”
When pressed on the possibility of players being able to recover in time for the two matches against Tuchel’s charges, the Dutch coach was somewhat reticent.
“You never know what the situation will be in February,” he added.
“Now it’s important to focus on the league games.
“When the match against PSG arrives, hopefully we will have recovered some of our injured players.”