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Aurier backs PSG to advance farther into CL this season

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Serge Aurier believes Paris Saint-Germain have a better chance of going deeper into the Champions League this season.

Tottenham fullback Serge Aurier has argued that playing without having much expectations on themselves might help Paris Saint-Germain better their chances in the Champions League.

Ever since the take over by Qatar Sports Investments, the Parisians have dominated their domestic league.

But PSG are yet to deliver what the Qatari group most desired to achieve having assembled a star-studded team – the Champions League title.

In each of their last three campaigns, PSG have been unable to get past the Round of 16.

Thomas Tuchel’s side now await another qualification round against Borussia Dortmund later tonight. And Serge Aurier feels this time PSG might be able to overturn their misfortune.

“This year, I think Paris have resolved certain problems. Frankly, they are likely to go far because there is less pressure on them this season,” Aurier told France Football.

“Last season, who could have imagined that Manchester United would pass [through PSG in the Round of 16]? I could have bet with my house that Paris were going to win. It was unimaginable.

“There, it has to be the opposite: that nobody is counting on the Parisians this year [for them] to get to the end.”