‘We have to improve mentally and have a spirit of sacrifice’: Gianluigi Buffon sends warning to PSG team-mates ahead of Manchester United clash
- PSG face Manchester United in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday night
- Gianluigi Buffon has told his team-mates to improve after 1-0 win over Bordeaux
- Veteran goalkeeper says PSG need ‘to get better in everything’ at Old Trafford
- Buffon has hinted that French giants will be more defensive during the first leg
Gianlugi Buffon has told his PSG team-mates that they need to improve in every area if they are to take anything from Tuesday night’s game with Manchester United.
The French giants, who go into the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on the back of three unconvincing results, will face a United side in fine form.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 10 of his 11 games in charge since taking charge and Buffon admits PSG must up their game to avoid defeat at Old Trafford.
Gianluigi Buffon, pictured in action against Bordeaux, has told his PSG team-mates to improve
PSG’s stars celebrate with Edinson Cavani (second from right) after his goal against Bordeaux
Speaking after an Edinson Cavani penalty earned Thomas Tuchel’s men a narrow 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Saturday, Buffon said: ‘I appreciated the victory but I did not like the match.
‘We have to improve mentally and in our attitude, to have more of a spirit of sacrifice for the team.’
PSG will be without Cavani, who picked up a thigh injury at the weekend, and star man Neymar, who is suffering with a foot problem.
Prior to Saturday’s win, PSG needed extra-time to beat third division Villefranche and suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season at Lyon.
Paul Pogba (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Fulham on Saturday
Buffon is in no doubt that they must put in a much improved performance to keep their hopes of reach the quarter-finals alive.
‘On Tuesday we have a very important match and we will have to do better,’ he said.
‘I believe we have to get better in everything because we will play against a team and in a stadium which will oblige us to be more solid and have a different attitude.’