Borussia Dortmund vs PSG Preview
Roman Weidenfeller is not taking any notice of what he calls "mind games" ahead of THE clash with Paris St Germain.
Reports in France today claim PSG have already made contact with Dortmund keeper Weidenfeller's agent in a bid to sign him for next season, but the player insists it is purely an attempt to unsettle him tomorrow night.
"It happens often that, just before an important game, there are some mind games," he said on his club's website.
"But I am only concentrating on the game and nothing else."
While Weidenfeller is relaxed about the speculation, his team mate Dede has admitted he will be nervous when he takes to the field at the Westfalenstadion tomorrow night.
The Brazilian full-back has not started a game in almost half a year due to injury so tomorrow night's game will be a particularly special occasion for him.
"Of course I am going to be nervous," he said. "When you have not played for five months, I think it is only normal.
"I will give it my best. The team is healthy and they will help me, and I hope that the fans in the stadium will help me too."
Dede will take the place of the suspended Marcel Schmelzer to make his first appearance since May 8.
Sebastian Kehl will not be able to play, though. He picked up a hip injury just before Dortmund's first Europa League group game against Karpaty Lviv and is halfway through a predicted three-month lay-off.
PSG's 2-0 win at Toulouse on Saturday started a run which will see them play seven games in the space of just 21 days.
Taking that and the fact they have already won their first two Group J fixtures into consideration, coach Paul Le Guen may be tempted to rest several key players tomorrow night for a game which probably does not rank as high in their priorities Sunday's clash with Auxerre in Ligue 1.
Mateja Kezman has been left out of the squad while Claude Makelele, who was suspended at the weekend, is in the 19-man group.