Romain Hamouma insists he and his Caen team-mates will not be intimidated by Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain when they visit Stade Michel-d'Ornano on Friday evening.
PSG moved one step closer to a first French title in 18 years last weekend when they overcame Dijon with an injury-time winner, despite spending the majority of the match with 10 men thanks to Mohamed Sissoko's red card.
Carlo Ancelotti's side are unbeaten in their last 12 league games, a run that stretches back to November last year, and the club's wealthy owners helped the Italian boost his team's title surge by signing Thiago Motta, Maxwell and Alex in January.
Caen, on the other hand, stand just one point above the drop zone after being thumped 3-0 by PSG's title rivals Montpellier last weekend.
Hamouma admits his team will have to produce their best performance of the season to topple Les Parisiens, but also warned that giving their opponents too much respect could prove costly.
"We have to respect them, but not fear them," Hamouma told Caen's website.
"We have to try and pose them as many problems as possible. We know that it's going to be a tough game, but nothing is impossible. I think we have a chance.
"If we only play at 50 or 60 per cent, then it won't happen for us. We'll need to play at 200 per cent. If we get chances, it's up to us to put them away, to be more ruthless in front of goal."
Last weekend's last-gasp winner from Kevin Gameiro was the third time in PSG's last four games that they have scored a crucial goal in the dying minutes.
Guillaume Hoarau grabbed last-minute equalisers against Montpellier and Lyon - something which PSG defender Siaka Tiene thinks is a sign of how determined the league leaders are.
"Since the Montpellier game, we've had this strength and desire to give nothing away and keep fighting right to the very end of each and every game," he told PSG's website.
"We also, most importantly, have players capable of making the difference at any moment. We are always looking for the three points."
Tiene is acutely aware, however, that Caen will be out to cause an upset on Saturday night, given that they are scrapping for survival with only 11 games of the campaign remaining.
He added: "We are entering the final straight. Against Caen, we'll have to give it everything, even with just two minutes to go.
"We'll be playing against a determined side, in front of their own fans.
"They'll be looking to knock us off (the top of the table), that's certain. We're going to have to play well, give it everything.
"That's the strength of a truly great team."
Maxwell, Mathieu Bodmer and Clement Chantome are all unavailable for PSG through injury while Sissoko is suspended.
Caen, meanwhile, will be without midfielder Nicolas Seube as he is also banned.