Despite being down 3-2 on aggregate — and heading to Paris for the second leg — Kimmich is confident that his team can pull through and advance.
“Because we’re the better team, I believe that we will progress. We were the better team in the first leg but unfortunately the result didn’t correspond to the performance,” Kimmich said. “Nevertheless, I’m confident that we can still turn it around in the second leg.”
Kimmich — the “Mentality Monster” himself — thinks the match will come down to his team’s mindset.
“A lot will come down to mentality, but also efficiency. We already showed a good mentality in the first game but we weren’t efficient enough,” said Kimmich. “This time we need to do both!”
After he saw his team have issues in dealing with PSG’s talented duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé during the first leg, Kimmich dismissed the thought that the twosome dominated the match.
“In the first leg, they threatened three times and scored three times. Apart from that, I don’t remember Paris having that many chances,” Kimmich said. “Overall, our attack had more of the ball and more chances. Now we have to take these chances.”
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