Ander Herrera: “Winning the Champions League is a dream, not pressure”


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Ander Herrera: "Winning the Champions League is a dream, not pressure"

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder spoke at a press conference in the run-up to the duel against Leipzig for the Champions League semi-finals.

Ander Herrera spoke at a press conference with Thomas tuchel in the preview of Tuesday’s match against Leipzig for the semifinals of the Champions League. The Spanish midfielder knows the need he has Paris Saint-Germain to win the Orejona, but says he does not feel pressure.

“At the national level we have won four titles. Winning the Champions League is a dream but we cannot talk about the obligation to win. Every year there are a dozen teams that do not win. It is a dream but not pressure,” declared Herrera.

Furthermore, the 31-year-old footballer is confident that Sergio Rico will be able to adequately replace Keylor Navas in the match against the Germans. “We have three fantastic goalkeepers. Sergio Rico has already won several Europa League titles. He has already shown that he is ready to help this Tuesday,” he said.

Tuchel praised Herrera’s leadership qualities on the eve of the Leipzig clash, but the Spaniard insisted that he did not think about donning the captain’s armband once Thiago Silva moved in later this month.

“Since I arrived in Paris, the captain is Thiago Silva, so I have not thought about this question. For me the captain is not only the one who wears the armband. We have many captains for his actions. Marquinhos is a natural leader. He does not speak. a lot but in training and on the field, he is a leader “.

And he concluded: “Neymar is another leader. When you are a player who asks a lot for the ball while the team has a lot of pressure on the field, that is a leader. Keylor Navas has won a lot in his career and always tries to create a compact group. Thiago Silva is a fantastic leader and captain, but all groups that know success is not possible with just one leader. We have many leaders with words but also with action. “

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