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Blanc Admires "Great" Mourinho
ESPN FC, March 28th, 2014 2:25PM

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Paris St. Germain coach Laurent Blanc had nothing but praise for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in an interview with reporters ahead of his team’s Ligue 1 clash against Nice this weekend. PSG drew Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals; the first game of the two-game series will be at the Parc des Princes next Wednesday.

Blanc, who played at Barcelona when Mourinho was Sir Bobby Robson’s translator and assistant during the 1996-97 season, said he is aware of the challenge ahead of PSG in the UCL. "We're going to need to play a great game to beat Chelsea. They're a great team with a great coach," Blanc said. "He's very clever, very professional. I have a lot of respect for him, he's a great tactician. He's won everything. He has his way of doing things, but no-one can argue with him. I really think that."

The French World Cup winner also revealed that captain Thiago Silva, who was initially a doubt for the game next Wednesday after suffering a fractured facial bone against Lorient last week, is likely to start the first leg. He noted that PSG is currently seeking authorization for Silva to wear a mask, which he said should be sorted out quite easily. Read the original story...


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