Pressure on PSG as season starts
PSG have embarked on a rich summer of spending - former Inter Milan coach Leonardo has joined as sporting director, while Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore is expected to arrive at the Parc des Princes.
"I know how it works, I know the rules," Kombouare said in L'Equipe. "We win, I stay. We lose, I am cast aside. But this is an opportunity and it's exciting."
PSG's new signings include former Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro, Jeremy Menez and Mohamed Sissoko.
"It's going to be strange taking on my old team-mates in my very first season at the Parc des Princes," Gameiro said on the club's website. "I might have that little bit of extra motivation."
Lille happy out of limelight
PSG's activity in the transfer market has taken the heat off defending champions Lille, and Poland international Ludovic Obraniak is happy to be out of the spotlight.
"It's great for us. We've always liked to work in the shadows, we like working calmly," he told the Ligue 1 website ahead of Saturday's game against Nancy.
"It's exciting to get going again with some new players on board. They provide a breath of fresh air even though we would have loved to hang onto the ones who have left."
Lille have lost three players this summer, notably forward Gervinho to Arsenal. But Obraniak added: "There is a competitive air in the squad. The new guys want to prove themselves and that forces everyone to lift their game."
Last season's runners-up Marseille take on Sochaux at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday, while Lyon take on Nice looking to avoid the slow start to last term, which left them in the relegation zone after seven games and playing catch-up with their rivals.
Ligue 2 champions Evian travel to Brest, while the other two promoted sides, Ajaccio and Dijon, face Toulouse and Rennes respectively.