Paris Saint Germain the president Nasser Al-Khelaifi spoke on the eve of his team’s Champions League match with real Madrid and said the two clubs didn’t quite talk.
Qatari businessman had lunch with his Madrid colleague Florentino Perez in Paris on Tuesday, but his words suggest that such a phenomenon is far from common.
Any bridges that existed between the clubs were almost completely burned by the Kylian Mbappé affair: the Spanish club aggressively pursued France and PSG played tough.
“I will not hide, we have almost no relationship with Real Madrid. Al Khelaifi said Canal Plus in France.
“I won’t remind you what happened… I believe that football is accessible to small clubs, they think differently.”
Al Khelaifi also talked about his pride in what has been achieved in Paris since Qatar came to power, but he is aware that there is still a lot of unfinished business.
Yes, we are proud of what we have done [raising PSG to Madrid’s level]said Al Khelaifi.
“We still haven’t reached our goals. It will take time, we know that.”
Ahead of a possible draw in the round, he also acknowledges that this is an opportunity for the Parisian club to put an end to it and show that they are serious. After their transfer deals last summer, many suggested that anything less than becoming European champions would be a disappointment for them. PSG this campaign.
“We are all looking forward to this game, the fans, the media, the players love this game,” he said. Al Khelafi.
“We want to show that we are a big club, the players are ready to fight to get as far as possible.
“The fans are the backbone of this club, they are very important. I am the first who wants to create an atmosphere in the stands. We’re on this adventure together, we want them to be behind us, especially tonight.”