“We must always win at home,” insists Ugarte, “already turned” towards OM on Sunday

Manuel Ugarte and his teammates defeated Dortmund on Tuesday. Michael Baucher / PANORAMIC

Midfielders Manuel Ugarte and Vitinha look back on the victory against Dortmund on Tuesday, in Paris, during the first day of the Champions League.

Manuel Ugarte (PSG midfielder, after the 2-0 victory over Dortmund ) : “The most important thing is that we won by playing our game. We are now already looking ahead to the next match (Sunday against OM). Important to win in such a dense group? Without a doubt. Firstly because it is a very strong rival and then because we are at home, at home, we must always win. I think we did very well. I always say that the fans play an important role, it’s a plus for us. We are very happy but we know that it is a very difficult group.

(his absence at the kick-off was felt against Nice) It was a complicated match because they are a great team. In addition, many players were returning from their national team. For the rest, I’m very happy with what I’m doing in Paris, but it’s also because I have high-quality teammates. (OM on Sunday) It’s a Clic, and Clics are always different. As I often say, you have to play as a team, pay attention to details because it is a very important and very competitive match. Obviously, playing at home is going to be very important and we are very optimistic. The atmosphere Tuesday evening? Incredible, incredible. Whether before, during or after the matches, there is a very important connection for us and it shows on the pitch so I was very happy and as I say, it has a big role for the team.» (in mixed zone)

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It was important to start like that.


Vitinha (PSG midfielder, voted man of the match) : “It was a very important match to get the Champions League off to a good start, a competition that we really enjoy playing. It’s a big victory, a very good start. It was important to start like this and I’m very happy. My work on second base? (embarred) No… It’s the game. Hakimi and I, the whole team, we did very well. It was important. (communion with the supporters) It’s decisive. Even when we don’t win, when we’re in bad times, we know that the supporters are with us. And we are with them too. It will be decisive this season, that’s how we go far.» (on Canal+)

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