With Chelsea soon to face Paris Saint-Germain in the next round of the Champions League, their 6-0 drubbing of Arsenal is likely to have sent shock-waves across the Channel.
And one PSG player who will be vital in the quarter-final has had his say about that result and his thoughts on Jose Mourinho’s men in general.
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has been an ever-present in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, playing a crucial role in the French side’s continuing success. And in an interview with RMC, the 27-year-old said he expects a very tough challenge when the next round of Europe’s elite competition kicks off.
“They always make you afraid, even when they win 1-0,” Sirigu said. “We have a lot of respect for this team.
“They are very good in Europe and are top of the English league. They have fantastic players. I expect them to go to war with us, but that’s normal, it’s the Champions League.”
Sirigu has already kept 19 clean-sheets this season in all competitions, and having seen Chelsea’s emphatic display against the Gunners, he will know he has to be at his very best to add to that tally.
But the Blues will know themselves that as good as they have been this season, PSG have also been mightily impressive.
One thing is for sure, it is going to be a humdinger of a match, and few would be so bold as to state categorically that one side will definitely beat the other.