Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti has sought to play down controversial comments he made about PSG ahead of Saturday's clash between the sides.
On Thursday Antonetti described PSG as "an Italian club playing in France" and also questioned their sporting director Leonardo's criticism of referee Clement Turpin after last week's draw with Montpellier.
On Friday, though, he clarified on his club's website: "When I said PSG is an 'Italian' club, I meant that their players and staff, who have largely been developed in Calcio (Italian football), have brought to Paris a culture of winning."
PSG's extensive recruitment since their Qatari takeover has seen Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti joined by Azzurri internationals Salvatore Sirigu, Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta.
In addition, Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived from Leonardo's former club AC Milan, while Javier Pastore joined from Palermo and even France international Jeremy Menez was recruited from Roma.
On the other hand, Mene...