The boss of the Ligue 1 high flyers has insisted his team will aim to put their heavy loss against the Parisians behind them and make a good account of themselves on Sunday
The visitors go into the match just a solitary point behind les Parisiens at the head of the standings, and could potentially leapfrog their league rivals with a win - a feat the 57-year-old is eyeing up, as he aims to consign September's 3-0 defeat to the history books.
"Some time ago, we took a lesson at home [against PSG]. We thought [our title tilt] was over," he said at a press conference.
"However, we now find ourselves within a point of PSG, so we're going to Paris to do something, with the goal to succeed and achieve the best possible result.
"We have respect for them, but when you respect someone, you must also show them what you are capable of. If the players are as motivated as me, which I have no doubt of, we will take them on."
Girard then added that he feels no pressure on Montpellier's part, and swore of their desire to succeed in the French capital.
"This is part of being near the top. Imagine that you are ranked 18th or 19th, the pressure would be different," he continued.
"This is why there is no pressure on our shoulders. PSG are the favourites, the biggest team in Ligue 1 with great players. We'll go there with a lot of desire, but more importantly the desire to do well."
The trainer was finally quizzed on whether he thought the outcome of Sunday's clash would give a clearer indication of where the 2011-12 Ligue 1 title would end up, but he opted to remain coy.
"This is a match that will not fundamentally change things," he stated. "PSG may be four points ahead, but I do not look too much into it, I am down to earth.
"We are very proud to be in second place. It is extraordinary for the club, for the lads. As there is still a long stretch of the road to go, we must not relax," concluded Girard.
Kick-off in Paris is scheduled for 21.00CET.