Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta is wary of the threat of Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and David Silva ahead of the Champions League first leg quarter-final Match.
Both sides won with high margins in their respective domestic league matches – the Citizens hammered Bournemouth while the French champions pummelled Nice 4-1 but despite playing at home Motta has warned his side to watch Aguero and Silva with close attention.
“They have great players,” Motta, 33, told reporters after the Nice win.
“They have Silva, Aguero – if we give them the ball, we will suffer. The key will be to defend well and, when we have the ball, to control the game like we did against [in the last-16 against] Chelsea.
“They are good with the ball, but without the ball it’s difficult. It’s like us – when we do not have it, we suffer.”
The two sides’ only previous meeting was in December 2008, in the Uefa Cup group stages and it ended 0-0 at the Etihad.