Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di Maria, has warned his teammates that Real Madrid are ‘transformed’ by the Champions League anthem.
Di Maria, who was a former player of the Los Blancos, won the UCL trophy with Real Madrid in 2014.
Speaking ahead of Madrid clash against PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Di Maria told PSG’s official media, “The Champions League anthem transforms Real Madrid.
“They are a great team regardless of the circumstances, but they always perform at their best in this competition – it’s totally different from league competition.
“It is very hard to control matches against Madrid as they do not set out to control possession and space, so we must focus on playing our natural game.
“We need to replicate the performances we have generated to date this season and especially to stay focused in defence, as we know what talent and ability they have.”