Despite a fairly logical success for Manchester City against PSG this Tuesday evening in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League (2-0), Parisians Ander Herrera and Marco Verratti felt, hot, to have dominated the debates.
The exploit did not take place. And PSG saw its Champions League campaign come to an end this Tuesday evening on Manchester City in the semi-final second leg (2-0). A rather logical elimination in view of the double confrontation, and more particularly of the second round, controlled by a technically very strong English team, and quite realistic.
But at the final whistle, the Parisians have yet delivered another analysis of the meeting. “We were the best team for 70 minutes, said Ander Herrera at the microphone of RMC Sport. We attacked, we created problems for a team that is playing very well. We can leave with our heads held high. We are very sad. But it’s not easy to be a semi-finalist. We must not change what we did today. We played well. We did everything. Afterwards, there are always things to do. improve.”
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“We created a lot of chances,” said Verratti
Same story with Marco Verratti, who no longer seemed too lucid in the last minutes. “Of course there is disappointment, because we believed in it, slipped the Italian, also at the microphone of RMC Sport. Until the red card (from Di Maria to the 69th, editor’s note), we were in the match. We created a lot of chances, we played a lot better than them. We took a goal on their first action, as in the first leg. We fought until the end, we have everything Tried. It’s like that in football. We did two years in the last four, and it’s a good run. I’m sorry, but we’ll try again until we die. “
Double scorer on Tuesday, after having already been decisive in the first leg, the Algerian international Riyad Mahrez was logically not of the same opinion. “I think it’s deserved in both games, he assures us. We deserve to pass, we were able to be effective when it was necessary. We were average in the first period tonight but we were able to meet the level then, we can put three or four goals. After they lost their nerves, they took a red, that made our job a little easier. “