Julian Nagelsmann, the fiery coach of Leipzig, 33, did not appreciate the defeat of his team and especially the penalty awarded to Angel Di Maria at the start of the match.
“Paris did not have a single chance in the match, and the penalty was a joke, the tactician was carried away at the microphone of Sky Germany.
Seeing that at the level of the Champions League is really sad.
Di Maria dived, there was no contact.
VAR must have been watching another game.
A little calmer in a press conference, Nagelsmann nevertheless gave a layer: “I do not understand why the referee awards a penalty for this fault.
There is no contact.
It is a mistake.
[…] I am very calm after the games.
But I also don't understand how this penalty can be awarded by the VAR.
We might also have been able to get a penalty.
If VAR is useless, you might as well stop it.
"We were the best team"
The coach's frustration is undoubtedly exacerbated by the result which puts his team on an unfavorable waiver for qualification: “It will be more complicated for us for the future, hoping that PSG loses a meeting.
[…] We were the best team.
We had more chances than PSG.
We got this game under control.
We shot 7 times out of the box, 15 times in total.
We had to come home with a point, at least, which would have been deserved.
It's sport, PSG won.
We are suffering from this situation.
The German admits to being surprised by the defensive face of Thomas Tuchel's team: “PSG really retreated after the goal.
We had the opportunities to score.
But it was legitimate for them to play the counterattack.
We did a lot of pressing to push PSG into its box.
It's not just Thomas (Tuchel) 's fault that PSG played so low.
"If he claims to have congratulated his team, he regrets his lack of efficiency:" I tell them:
You had a good game.
But you have to see the result at this level.