Juan Pablo Sorin has reflected on Paris Saint-Germain’s ‘unprecedented’ meeting with Barcelona and the bad luck that it is for the French.
The 36-year-old, who represented both clubs in brief loan spells almost a decade ago, has looked ahead to this evening’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tie at Parc des Princes with relish.
“This is an unprecedented tie, full of flavour, with great players and it is bad news for PSG that they have in front of them the best team in the world,” Sorin told La Xarxa Radio this week.
“PSG have grown, they have a lot of individual quality. Barcelona has to be very careful. They have great individuals like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore.
“This is an historic moment, an incredible challenge. It’s the game that everyone wants to play in, against a team that has shown to have the best player in the world in Lionel Messi, and two talented players who think with the ball in Xavi and Iniesta, who head out for this game and can say ‘here we go again’.
“This Barcelona have won everything and are bordering on perfection. They have been through an earthquake and some unknown guy is coaching them this year and when they were expected to fall he has revived them in the best way, with their origin, by their fidelity to football, and I believe they have to be the most admired team in recent memory.”