Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says anything is possible when his charges take Italian side Atalanta in the Champions League quarterfinals in August.

Commenting on the draw done on Friday afternoon, Tuchel says the Italian club plays “spectacular” football but they are prepared for the one-off encounter.

“All the teams left in the competition have the quality to win the trophy,” explained the German to PSG TV.

“There are only three matches to be played and we’ll face Atalanta in a one-off match. In 90 minutes, anything is possible.

Atalanta are a very spectacular team, very strong in attack. They play every time in order to score a lot of goals, and they go one-on-one in all parts of the field.

It’s a really spectacular way of playing and I really enjoy watching them. Our challenge is to be ready for it and to prepare in a serious way. It will be a very tight game, a very hard game, but we are there to win it.

“The most important thing for us is to prepare for the two domestic Cup finals. The best preparation will be to arrive in Portugal with the two trophies.

We must now only be thinking about the match against Saint-Etienne, then about the match against Lyon, before thinking about the quarter-final against Atalanta. Those are the three stages.”

PSG will be returning to competitive action for the first time in five months when they travel to Portugal for the Champions League mini-tournament.

The Parisians were declared Ligue 1 champions in May when the football was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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