Carlo Ancelotti is eagerly awaiting Paris Saint-Germain's upcoming Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev, emphasising the value of starting off on the right foot with their first appearances in almost a decade.
The capital club managed a second-placed finish in Ligue 1 last season, sealing their qualification for Europe's top competition, and their coach has urged his side to grasp their opportunity this term.
"The club has waited eight years for this", the former Chelsea coach stated at a press conference. "There was a lot of waiting. Everyone is exciting and ready to play the first match.
"There is no special pressure for the first match. Here, we don't have 38 games ahead of us, we have only six to qualify. But I'm sure the team will give 100 per cent."
Ancelotti went on to speak about his goals from the competition, and says he is perfectly aware of what it takes to do well in the tournament.
"I hope we will be competitive in this competition. We have a lot of experience, we have a coach with a lot of experience," he joked.
"The first group match will be very important for our future in the Champions League. PSG are not the favorites, but we have a lot of ambition.
"This is the most important competition in Europe. The goal is just to qualify for the next round. Kiev are a team that have experience in Europe, but we are ready.
"We have to focus on the first match, then the last 16. Then we will see what out ambitions are."