Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has given Chelsea a big compliment ahead of our Champions League match against PSG. He says that Stamford Bridge has an intimidating atmosphere and that PSG cannot be warned enough about the hostile atmosphere. The likes of Türk Telekom Arena are the first places to come onto the mind when thinking about intimidating stadiums (although it should be because we are used to the Bridge a lot).
On the night, however, the Bridge can also be equally good, if not better. The place has seen some magical nights against the likes of Barcelona and Napoli. Is it time for another one of those? Chelsea fans certainly hope so. Sagna, who has been rumoured as a potential transfer target for Chelsea in the summer, said to Le Parisien:
“Stamford Bridge is intimidating. The pitch is small and the spectators are very close.
“There is a lot of intimidation and agitation. You really hear the chants and whistles. There are not many, but they noise is like they were twice as many.
“The PSG players will need to hear the support of their fans. They will be pressurised immediately and encouragement of their fans will be very important.
“This allows you to get your head above water in face of the pressure created inside the stadium.”
Sagna felt the full force of Chelsea fans chanting against his club Arsenal during the recent 6-0 demolition job.
Yet, he remains has one of the finest right backs in England right now. He could be a bargain for Chelsea, as he is out of contract in the summer. At 31 years of age, he still has a couple of years left in him.