Leipzig won't buckle under pressure against PSG, says Nagelsmann

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VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF RB LEIPZIG TRAINING / RB LEIPZIG COACH JULIAN NAGELSMANN SAYING TEAM WILL BE FINE UNDER PRESSURE

SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 23, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020)

1. RB LEIPZIG PLAYERS TRAINING

2. TYLER ADAMS WITH BALL

3. PLAYERS KICKING BALL, DANI OLMO

4. RB LEIPZIG TRAINING

5. RB LEIPZIG COACH, JULIAN NAGELSMANN, KICKING BALL WITH FELLOW COACHES

6. PHILIPP TSCHAUNER HEADING BALL

7. NAGELSMANN ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE

8. WHITE FLASH

9. (SOUNDBITE) (German) RB LEIPZIG COACH, JULIAN NAGELSMANN, SAYING:

"Of course there is pressure, but I don't think the pressure will be the deciding factor tomorrow, rather it will be about the performance on the day. It'll be about who gives the better performance, who has the better ideas, the better players, who is on better form that day. Pressure is a lot about what is in the heads of the players before the game and is much discussed and talked about, but at the end of the day once the game starts, it isn't the pressure that is the deciding factor. Of course, you are always playing for everything in the Champions League as there aren't that many matches in the group phase, so every game is of great importance and every game comes with a certain pressure, but it isn't that different in the Bundesliga."

10. VARIOUS OF TEAM TRAINING

11. (SOUNDBITE) (German) RB LEIPZIG COACH, JULIAN NAGELSMANN, SAYING:

"But still, once you have played in the semi-finals of the Champions League then of course RB Leipzig wants to get into the finals, for sure. And we have seen what the team is capable of and we played, as I said, very well in the first 25 minutes of the semi-final. We were a bit more restrained after we got the second goal against us and weren't so free in the game but we also didn't let them have a lot of chances. It's not like they completely rolled over is. And I don't think it will happen tomorrow either as we more than able to put up a very good game."

12. AMADOU HAIDARA KICKING BALL

13. SQUAD TRAINING

14. GOAL PRACTISE

15. VARIOUS OF SQUAD TRAINING

STORY: RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was confident of managing nerves ahead of the side's Champions League clash against Paris St Germain on Tuesday (November 24) and said the team was, "more than able to put up a very good game," against the French side.

Nagelsmann said he expected PSG to apply pressure at the Parc des Princes but that his team would still play to win after beating the French champions 2-1 in their first meeting in the group," the Leipzig coach said.

"Of course there is pressure, but I don't think the pressure will be the deciding factor tomorrow, rather it will be about the performance on the day. It'll be about who gives the better performance, who has the better ideas, the better players, who is on better form that day."

In the summer semi-finals Leipzig were beaten by PSG 0 - 3 robbing them of a place in the finals.

The Germans, financed by the Red Bull energy drink company, had outperformed all expectations by reaching the last four, knocking out Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid en route.

At the halfway mark, PSG are third in Group H on three points, three behind Leipzig and leaders Manchester United both on six.

(Production: Tanya Wood)