Blanc: PSG have other players than Ibrahimovic

The World Cup winner has pointed out that his side boasts several attackers capable of scoring goals, yet he is concerned by the Germans' aerial prowess and pace on the break
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has warned Bayer Leverkusen against concentrating solely on Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16, first-leg encounter between the two sides.

The Germans have already admitted that their primary objective will be to try to unsettle the prolific Sweden international striker at the BayArena.

However, Blanc says that it would be a mistake for Leverkusen to ignore PSG's other attacking threats.

"Leverkusen will focus on Ibrahimovic, but we have a lot more players who are able to score," the World Cup winner told reporters on Monday.

"You can feel the Champions League atmosphere within my team. They are all looking forward to this match in a wonderful stadium with an excellent pitch. I feel the importance of this match inside the team."

However, Blanc freely admits that he is concerned by the physicality of the Leverkusen line-up, as well as the pace with which Sami Hyypia's men attack on the break.

"Leverkusen are a very athletic team, like every German team," the PSG boss mused. "So we have to take care at free kicks and corners because they might be dangerous for us, as we have smaller players.

"But we will be awake and try to control and dominate the match with a lot of ball possession.

"However, Leverkusen are very dangerous with their counterattacks. Maybe they will let us have more ball possession and just wait for playing their counters.

"So, if we lose the ball we should try to get it back very quickly."