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PSG are not thinking about Atalanta clash, says Verratti

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Marco Verratti suggests Paris Saint-Germain are fully focused on the Coupe de la Ligue final as it is of utmost importance to them for now.

Paris Saint-Germain are set to face high-flying Atalanta in the one-legged Champions League quarter-final on August 12.

PSG have never won the Champions League, and they will be looking to make history this time.

But before that, the French giants will go against Olympique Lyonnais in the Coupe de la Ligue final on Friday night. They have already won the Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France and will be looking to complete a domestic treble.

“We are not thinking about that game yet, the most important match is tomorrow,” midfielder Marco Verratti said at a press conference [via Football Italia].

“We are happy to play against Lyon, they are an excellent team.”

PSG will be without Kylian Mbappe, who was ruled out for at least three weeks after suffering an ankle injury in Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne last week.

Verratti understands that injuries are part of football but admitts that his side will miss Mbappe.

“We thought of him when we raised the trophy, but injuries are part of being a football player,” the Italy international added. “We will miss him. Any team would miss a player like him.”