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Modric backs PSG for Champions League

Publish on 15/06/2020 at 12h31 - I. HOLYMAN

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Luka Modric has backed Paris Saint-Germain to win this season's UEFA Champions League even though the 2019-20 French title winners have not played since March.

Thomas Tuchel's men last kicked a ball competitively when beating Borussia Dortmund behind closed doors at the Parc des Princes on 11 March to reach the last eight of European club football's elite competition.

 

Since, they have been crowned French champions — the club's ninth title — and seen their stars head off around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

However, the likes of Neymar, Marquinhos and Keylor Navas are returning to the French capital now with the squad due to get back into training later this month, and Real Madrid midfielder Modric told Gazzetta dello Sport he believes PSG can lift the European game's biggest trophy at what is expected to be a 'Final Eight' mini-tournament in Lisbon in August.

 

"I see PSG doing it, even if they won't play again before August," said the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner, whose own side trail 2-1 after the first leg of their Last 16 tie with Manchester City.

 

"It's easy to say Barcelona and Bayern. People will need to watch out for Atletico Madrid and, of course, there is also the team that goes through between Manchester City and Real Madrid."

 

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