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Champions League: "We are among the big clubs", savor Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and PSG after qualifying

2021-04-13T22:53:06.841Z

From President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi to coach Mauricio Pochettino, the joy was immense at PSG this Tuesday evening after the qualification against



The sentence is repeated by the players at the end of the meeting as if to convince themselves of it.

Parisians are "among the greatest".

Defeated on the smallest of scores (0-1), PSG succeeded in its mission.

He leaves the reigning European champion and integrates for the second year in a row the last four of the Champions League.

“There, we were really magnificent, we could have scored three or four goals but we did not score.

Finally, we are qualified and we are very happy.

We are stressed all the time when we play.

But, there, I had confidence in my team, I think that the team is growing, it has the experience for this kind of matches now, welcomed at the microphone of RMC Sports the president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi.

This year, we won against Manchester, against Barcelona, ​​against Bayern, the best team for me, that means a lot of things.

We are really here, we are among the big clubs ”.

What, according to him, persuade his two magicians, Neymar and Mbappé, to continue the adventure in Paris.

“Kylian and Neymar have no excuses to leave,” he smiled.

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Brazilian number 10 Neymar appeared in front of the media with a great night's smile.

"We are really a competitive team," greeted the one who twice touched the amounts of Neuer.

The former Barcelona player pointed to the defensive work of Di Maria ("He ran a lot") but also that of the injured Marquinhos, present in the stands.

"He continued to talk to us during the match, to organize us."

Presnel Kimpembe, captain for a night, therefore, in the absence of Marqui, delivered the same hymn to joy.

And particularly savored to be able to represent the colors of his training club.

“We lost, but the match was pretty successful.

I am very proud of my team.

Even if we lose, it's still very positive.

It's something to see titis on the ground (

Editor's note: he and Colin Dagba were trained at PSG

).

It shows the soul of the club and its values.

The club continues to grow.

I am the proof.

"

Pavard wishes the final victory to PSG

The central defender here refers to the affront suffered in 2019 in the round of 16 against Manchester United.

The Frenchman was then guilty of a hand in added time, a fault which had given the decisive penalty to Marcus Rashford.

“I struggled to bounce back from what happened two years ago.

But the most important thing when you fall is to know how to get up ... ”.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino, particularly "nervous" before this second leg, insisted on the tactical work carried out during the week.

“We worked a lot to correct the positions, especially on the sides.

I'm just disappointed that we didn't score and win this game.

I still believe that the best opportunities were for us, on the way there and on the way back.

"

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Not sure that Benjamin Pavard thinks so much.

But the Munich player is nonetheless a handsome player.

He said he hoped, still on RMC Sports, that Paris would win the Champions League.

Source: leparis

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