Blaise Matuidi says Barcelona’s new 3-4-3 formation also comes with risks.
Luis Enrique has changed Barça’s system since the 4-0 first leg loss to Paris Saint-Germain and the results have been positive.
A 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid was followed by 6-1 and 5-0 victories over Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo respectively.
PSG’s Matuidi feels that while it makes the Blaugrana more dangerous, it’s a switch which also carries risks.
“The tactical change of Barca?” he said in a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s game.
“They’re a team that need possession, need to play tactical changes that allow them more possession in midfield and I think that’s what they’re trying to do.
“But obviously it comes with risks, too, although it’s true that they’ve had good results.”
Barça hope to become the first team in Champions League history to overturn a four-goal deficit.
The reporters present speculated that Messi couldn’t possibly have another game as poor as he did in the Parc des Princes, but Matuidi reiterated that they’ll look at themselves first and foremost.
“We all know the quality of Messi,” he continued.
“And it’s difficult to have a plan against him.
“We are prepared to suffer but we are also capable of putting Barcelona in a difficult situation.
“To focus on ourselves, create chances, score goals and not concede is our aim.”
Although it’s expected that the Blaugrana will have the lion’s share of possession, the midfielder believes his teammates are capable of producing the goods on the night.
“Barcelona are very strong and focused on possession of the ball,” he said.
“But we also have that philosophy.
“They and we have quality on all fronts but they have a duty to score to qualify.
“We face the challenge with great anticipation and desire.”