Nico Schlotterbeck relishing Champions League semifinal test against Paris Saint-Germain

Nico Schlotterbeck
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Nico Schlotterbeck is looking forward to what he expects to be two difficult games against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

Borussia Dortmund are set to play in the UEFA Champions League semifinals for the first time in eleven years next week as they go up against Paris Saint-Germain. The two sides will go head to head at the Westfalenstadion, with the second leg taking place in Paris a week later.

The stakes are high as Borussia Dortmund look to pull off the unthinkable and win the Champions League for the first time since 1997. And Nico Schlotterbeck feels that everyone at the club has strong belief in their chances of making it to the showpiece event at the Wembley stadium. "The belief is great! The whole team and everyone at the club has great belief," the centre-back told BILD.

Schlotterbeck believes that Borussia Dortmund will face two difficult games against Kylian Mbappe and co. And they must take a more proactive approach if they are to make the Champions League final. "There are only two games left. They will be two top-class games against a very good opponent with fast strikers. We will have to be at our very best."

"We took a very defensive approach in Paris and had too much respect for our opponents. In the second game, we came close to winning, although we had our problems in the league at that stage. In the home game, we have to go full throttle. The stadium was something special against Atlético and the fans will make even more noise [against PSG]"

Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain also met during the Champions League group stage earlier this season. The French giants won 2-0 at home, before the two sides played out a 1-1 draw in Germany. Edin Terzic's side ended up winning the group, which also included AC Milan and Newcastle United.