Despite the new defeat conceded against Manchester City (0-2) and the elimination of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino wanted to be positive at the end of the meeting.
The stop is brutal. While he wanted to be resolutely optimistic despite the immense mission that awaited the French champions on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium, the PSG never seemed able to overthrow Manchester city. Six days after the 2-1 defeat conceded at home, the champions of France were left with a new setback (2-0) and said goodbye to their dreams of winning the Champions League.
Disappointment was obviously in the ranks of Paris but Mauricio Pochettino was careful not to give in to dejection, on the contrary saying his pride despite the two setbacks against the Citizens. ” I think if we analyze the two matches, we dominated a very complicated team to dominate, but you need a small percentage of luck to score. I am proud, he confided to the microphone of RMC Sport, adding: “I congratulate Manchester City but deserved better, we lacked realism. We played the matches we wanted. It’s disappointing, because we wanted to be in the final and we won’t be there. We have to be positive even if it’s hard, we have to think like that, stay calm, analyze the situation. Coming here after beating Barca and Bayern, it’s a shame we didn’t qualify for the final, but the team never gave up. ”
The players gave everything, I’m proud of them
And the Argentinian technician is determined not to dwell on this defeat, already turned towards the deadlines that await the Parisians, whether in Ligue 1 where the champions of France are one point behind Lille three days before the end or in the Coupe de France with a semi-final to be played in Montpellier.
“Tomorrow, it will be tough, but we’re going to start building again. We are ready to win all the matches that remain (in Ligue 1). We can’t change the result, we have to focus on the future, and prepare the team for the matches we have left, and progress, he continued. These two games should give us hope. The supporters are disappointed, the players are disappointed, we gave everything. We can win, we can lose, but when you give everything… The players gave everything, I’m proud of them. “
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