Marco Verratti has labeled Paris Saint-Germain’s first-ever Champions League final as the “most important 90 minutes” of his life as a footballer
Despite an injury setback restricting him to playing a marginal role in PSG’s march to the Champions League final, Verratti hopes to feature against Bayern Munich on Sunday.
A calf injury prevented the 27-year-old midfielder from taking the field against Atalanta in quarter-finals.
After being handed the final ten minutes of action against RB Leipzig in the semi-finals, former Pescara man is hopeful of making Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven in Sunday’s decider.
“I’m better. I started again slowly with the team. This injury was a bit hard to digest,” Verratti said, as relayed by Goal.
“I have resumed with the group for 2-3 days, and I will do everything to play the match. I was available in the semi-final. It is the coach who will make his decision.”
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The deep-lying playmaker went on to describe the upcoming showdown against Bayern as the “most important 90 minutes” of his professional career.
“The Champions League is always difficult. So far, we’ve had an incredible journey,” he added.
“We have 90 minutes left – these are the most important 90 minutes of our lives as a footballer and of the history of the club. You have to be prepared.”
Despite enjoying abundant domestic success under the wealthy Arabian ownership, the ‘Parisians’ are still seeking their first-ever Champions League title.
No team from Europe’s top-five leagues are currently superior to Bayern, which makes their quest of historic success even more challenging.