Bavaria with respect:”PSG will be a huge challenge”
The BVB has caught the most difficult group, FC Bayern Bayern is expecting Neymar – and RB Leipzig was in the lottery with Fortuna. The reactions from Monaco. Andreas Jung (Marketing Director) at Sky:”They were all heavy from the second pot. We have a good chance of making progress. Glasgow will be a great trip”Corentin Tolisso:”I think we got a very nice group. Especially PSG will of course be a huge challenge. In the summer they have strengthened very well with Neymar and Dani Alves. This will certainly be two great games. In the end we have to win the games against Anderlecht and Glasgow, which is feasible. In Paris, of course, I’m looking forward to seeing my national team-mates Alphonse Aréola and Adrien Rabiot,”Carlo Ancelotti:”An exciting group with great teams and Paris at the top. It’s a nice story for me to run into my former club. Celtic, as everyone knows, gets incredible support from its fans. And Anderlecht is not to be underestimated as a Belgian champion either. Hasan Salihamidzic:”Paris is a spectacular opponent, the club with the biggest name. I’m very happy to see you. I played against Celtic myself in 2003, which was the loudest stadium I have ever seen. And I also played in Anderlecht, where there is also a good atmosphere and loud support. The biggest mistake would be to underestimate them. Manuel Neuer:”The draw is very interesting,” he says,”We have to prepare ourselves well for all the opponents in order to make it through the group. Paris is of course the firecracker. I’ve never played PSG before and I’m looking forward to this comparison. I also meet Celtic for the first time. Celtic Park is known for its outstanding atmosphere. I’m also happy for the fans. Anderlecht is an unpleasant opponent, which should not be underestimated. They have been able to annoy big names on one occasion or another. Thomas Müller:”These are all the names of the European football in our group that are already full of sounding names. Paris is a very interesting opponent, I’ve never played against this team before. There will also be thrilling matches against Glasgow, against this traditional team with its great fans in the back. Mats Hummels:”This is a good group. Our clear task is to move forward. Paris is of course very charming. This is a spectacular team. But great! You can compete with the best. Hans-Joachim Watzke (Managing Director Borussia Dortmund) at Sky:”This is the heaviest group, but also challenging. Heroes are made in such groups. Michael Zorc (Director of Sports Borussia Dortmund):”This is a very challenging group for our BVB with Real Madrid as the clear favourite for the Champions League title holder Real Madrid. Peter Bosz (Cheftrainer Borussia Dortmund):”Real is the first team to defend the Champions League title. I have also seen the last Madrid vs. Barcelona matches and I have to say: this is the absolute top level of football at the moment! For me it will be the first time in Bernabeu, but for most others at the BVB this will feel very familiar. Against Tottenham, a very strong team, I have already played with Feyenoord. And Nicosia rounds off a generally difficult group. Roman Bürki:”I’m looking forward to this group” Marcel Schmelzer:”This group is a board, the most difficult of all groups. Even though we could stand up to Real so often, I wanted to meet another team. Tottenham is strong and we are looking forward to playing in Wembley again. We are also happy about Nicosia, because it is a different country and a completely new team that we get to know”Oliver Mintzlaff (Managing Director) at Sky:”We are not unhappy with the group. We look forward to it. Willi Orban:”It could have been worse. They are all great teams and we want to show our best side. I’m curious to see how we can solve this. I didn’t ask for much, but if you look at all the groups like that, it’s a good group. We want to show our best side. We watched the draw together. When our lot was drawn, it was exciting where we landed. Now we know who we are against and I am looking forward to Istanbul the most. Dominik Kaiser:”We followed the draw together and were delighted with the group. For me personally, it’s something special to have been involved with RB all the way. Now we are happy when things get going on the pitch. I didn’t want a group because it was pointless. We have three interesting opponents. There are three seasoned teams that have been with us all the time in Europe in recent years. We want to show that we can keep up. We are really hot to hear the hymn for the first time. Anything is possible for us. We can prove ourselves against European teams.