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"Super collective performance", "extraordinary victory", the Parisians savor their feat in Munich


Find the reactions of Parisian and Munich players and coaches after PSG's victory at the Allianz Arena (3-2) in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

Kylian Mbappé (PSG striker):

“It's a great collective performance above all, I manage to benefit from the great collective work.

I like this kind of match, it hasn't always smiled on me but I'm not here to hide, I like to play this kind of match and to be decisive.

After that we are only at the half-time of a big confrontation.

We saw that we suffered, but we suffered as a team and we do not have to be ashamed of our performance, because we were solid and we managed to hurt them on our strengths ”.


Julian Draxler (PSG midfielder):

“It's a very good result.

It's not easy to win here.

We suffered, we worked together, today everyone ran.

This is only the first game, we will continue to work.

There is still a very difficult game, but it is difficult to start preparing for it right after this meeting, because we are knocked out.

We will return calmly and make a plan with the coach for the return match, which will not be easy. ”


Mauricio Pochettino (PSG coach):

“I am very happy with the result and the team's attitude, the players all found themselves in very difficult situations against one of the best teams in Europe.

Their state of mind was enormous, with a remarkable sense of sacrifice.

We try to have this attitude at all matches.

My choices ?

When you win it's always easier to explain them, and after all everyone thinks you made the right decisions.

But that is the theory, it is the victory of the players, it is they who went to seek this extraordinary victory, their fight, their sacrifice, the merit goes to them, it is them who must be congratulated.

But there are 90 minutes left, the result is favorable for us, but we know that it will be extremely difficult to go to the semi-finals.

Marquinhos felt a pain in the adductors, a tension, let's hope it's not serious and that he will be with us soon. "


"We are frustrated"

Benjamin Pavard

Hansi Flick (Bayern coach)

: “Paris was very efficient.

We had 31 shots.

I want to compliment my team on the mentality, the style of play. But we weren't focused enough in front of goal.

There is still one match in Paris, we will do everything to turn this result in our favor.

When you concede goals like that, it's because you make mistakes, it always hurts.

We could have avoided the three goals, that's why it hurts even more… We can't change the result today, I hope we can change it next Tuesday.


There is no miracle.

This injury takes time ... We created enough opportunities.

We could have scored four or five goals, but it wasn't our day.

The focus is on Saturday's game and the return leg in Paris.

We will give everything to try to return this result.

We know that Paris is a very strong team.

But we can hurt them too.

We will try to take advantage of it on the way back.

We may have the efficiency we did not have this Wednesday in the second leg.

Manuel Neuer, at fault on the first goal?

Are we talking about Paris' first goal?

It's a shot, Kylian Mbappé made a perfect shot, the ground is wet… It can happen.

I don't have to cheer him up, nor do I congratulate him on every world-class performance.

He is a very important player for us.

It can happen that a goalkeeper does not stop all shots. "

(in press conference)  

Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich defender):

“We are frustrated, we deserved to win this match.

We had possession, we shot more on goal, but we lacked efficiency.

The Parisians were very realistic, they had maybe four or five shots, they scored three times.

We must have shot 30 or 31 times ... (Kylian Mbappé) Congratulations to him, he's a great player.

He showed it again today.

We have one big game left in a week.

We're going there to qualify.

We saw during the return match (of PSG in the round of 16) against Barcelona that they had struggled, but they qualified.

We are focused on ourselves, not on Paris.

We deserved to win today, we will have to put the same ingredients back. "


Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich striker, on Sky):

“We can always discuss the goals we conceded, but our game is to score.

If we win 5-3 or 6-3, it's not the same story.

And now we're going to have to run behind this delay, that's clear.

We didn't concede a lot of chances, I think Manu (Neuer) only had one or two saves to make.

But if we had had that killer instinct, we would have seen another game.

Yes, on the goals of Paris, we are not very good, but our game is to score more than the opponent and we have missed too many big opportunities ”.


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Source: lefigaro

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