Pochettino is confident of his squad’s quality

Alot of storylines are playing out now that it has been confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain will be facing Real Madrid CF in the round-of-16 in the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid are livid after their initial pairing against Benfica was deemed void, but PSG are keeping mum about having to play Los Blancos instead of Manchester United.

The football world was initially intrigued by the prospect of seeing Lionel Messi face old nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo in the PSG-United clash, but the re-drawn match between PSG and Real Madrid has a lot more interesting facets.

Both teams know that it will be a difficult tie, but PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his confidence that his squad has the quality to advance. “We have enough quality to win this tie and get through to the next round. That’s Paris Saint-Germain’s objective,” he said, as quoted by Marca.

The Argentine then went on to make it clear that he is not oblivious to the fact that they are facing a club that has won a record 13 Champions League titles. “We’ll be facing Real Madrid, who are a team used to winning the Champions League, a team with history and plenty of experience. It’s clear that we face a very tough tie.”