Coach, how are preparations for the Clasico going?
"Without a hitch. We worked well at Clairefontaine. A few players couldn't train with the rest of the squad and they worked out individually. Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta and Sakho are all unavailable for Sunday's game. But the other, Alex, Lucas and Ménez are all in good condition. We're ok."

Will David Beckham start the match?
"He will be available. He has worked well and is in good shape, physically and mentally. He wants to play. He is in perfect shape to play."

How is Zlatan Ibrahimovic's form at the moment?
"After the work we've undertaken this week in training, I think we'll see a different Zlatan this weekend: quicker, more aggressive... He worked very well this week and I'm convinced he's going to have a huge game.

What worries you about this Marseille team?
"I'm not scared about this Marseille side, but I have a lot of respect for them They have won a lot of away matches this season (seven out of 13), and they are a very experienced team. They boast a number of quality players. I think it will be a good match. To put eight points between ourselves and Marseille would be an excellent result for the weekend. We are going into the game to win."

Are Paris Saint-Germain favourites in your opinion?
"Yes. I have confidence in my team, in my players. This is a very important moment for us and I'm very optimistic after what I saw in training this week."