The successor of Thomas Meunier on the right flank of the Parisian defense does not have any complex on the eve of facing OM at the Vélodrome. He hopes that Neymar, absent from training, will be traveling this Sunday (9 p.m.).
What game do you expect during the trip to Marseille on Sunday?
ALESSANDRO FLORENZI. It will certainly be a very tough game. The Marseillais will want to play the game of their life and we want to win this clasico so as not to be dropped in the league and for all that that represents for the Parisian supporters. The Marseillais will play at 1000% because we are the best team in France in my opinion. But we have to prove it every day.
What did your partners tell you about the history of this clasico?
They told me about this part. I know it’s a special game. This is what I could feel during the Lazio – Roma derbies. This is why we are focused on winning.
What does the fact of having joined PSG during the last transfer window mean to you?
I feel good, it’s a team that wants to win every game, that’s what I appreciate. I have spent my whole career at AS Rome, so it’s a new experience and I have fun every day.
You are loaned to PSG. Do you want to stay in Paris next year?
I’m not thinking about that just yet, just playing and giving 100% for this jersey. The club trusted me. Then we’ll see. For now, I am thinking mainly of tomorrow’s game.
Were you surprised by the level of Ligue 1 and what can you bring to PSG?
I was surprised by the desire that we find in L1. Moreover, it shows since we are not currently leaders. Even if we will do everything to win this championship. Then I can bring my experience and my character to this team. There are champions in this team, but I hope I can help the collective grow.
What changes has Mauricio Pochettino made?
He is a coach who talks a lot, he is very clear in his instructions. After that, there is a moment of adaptation. And it’s not easy because we don’t have a lot of days to train between matches.
As a right-back, what does Pochettino ask of you?
It depends on the choices of the coach. We played 3 behind with Tuchel, and 4 or 5 in midfield. Pochettino wants us to use the full width of the pitch, to be very close to the midfielders. You have to be very mobile and smart. But I think I’ll adapt to his game.
Do you hope to have Neymar tomorrow against OM?
Then concerning Neymar, when we talk about the best player, we obviously hope that he is with us.
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