Classico against Marseille is special: PSG goalkeeper Trapp

Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) Three days ahead of the Classico against sixth-placed Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain’s goalkeeper Kevin Trapp knows the importance of the game.

“It’s very special, and I know this. It won’t be easy as we are the visitors. It’s the Classico, which is always very special, and it’s beyond the three points,” the German goalkeeper was quoted as saying by club’s website on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Trapp kept a clean-sheet record last Tuesday as his team handed the La Liga giants Barcelona a shocking 4-0 loss. He was still reminiscent of that sumptuous night at the Parc des Princes.

“That night was perfect. Everything worked out well in our way and we did everything to win the match. Probably no one expected the final score, which proved our successful defence,” he said.

“Now we cannot think too much about the return leg at the Nou Camp, as we still have several important matches before that, such as this Sunday’s Classico,” he added.

Totally different from last season, the current season’s Ligue 1 competition proved to be much more open as the defending champions just ranked second, three points behind offense-oriented Monaco, who has netted 76 league goals in 26 matches.

“Last season we dominated the league, but it’s totally different this year, which is more open. However, our target at the champion will never change, and we will keep working hard for the rest of the season,” said Trapp.

–IANS

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