PSG, Paredes: "Pochettino provided me just what I needed"
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Upon challenging Barcelona FC in CL round-of-16 match, 26-year old Argentinian international midfielder and PSG playmaker Leandro Paredes stated: "I don't know about either us or them being more likely to get the edge and pass the turn. It's going to be tough for both of us, as teams. Of course, the history of Barça throughout this competition speaks volumes. On our hand, we'll just try to show everyone the best version of us. I trust Pochettino a lot, he gave me just what I needed, by changing my position and duties. I'll just try to pay him back. Neymar missing the game? We've got a top-notch roster, filled with awesome players. Messi joining us? Oh, I don't know about that. Let's just focus on facing him as an opponent, and trying to put up a good defence plan to stop Leo from hurting us, right now".
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