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“I made a mistake”: Marco Verratti takes responsibility after his blunder against Bayern Munich


The Italian midfielder admitted his mistake which - in part - cost the Parisians the defeat against the Bavarians in the knockout stages of the Champions League (2-0).

Two weeks later, the elimination is still struggling to pass.

On March 8, Paris Saint-Germain logically lost on the lawn of FC Bayern Munich (0-2) - three weeks after being defeated at home (0-1) - and thus saw their hopes of lifting the cup with big ears fly away.

A new time.

“The reviews are logical.


Marco Verratti

At fault on the first Bavarian goal - he had lost the ball at the entrance to the Parisian penalty area, which had allowed Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to find the way to the net -, Marco Verratti (finally) had the opportunity to explain this disappointment.

And more particularly on its performance.

Or rather on its poor performance.

And the Italian has assumed his responsibilities: “

I have had so many congratulations for a long time in France, there I made a mistake, the criticisms are logical.

Criticism is part of football, I made a mistake and I was criticized.

I know when I'm wrong, I have broad shoulders.

I have a huge passion for football, one criticism won't stop me

,” he said on

Sky Sport

before the Euro 2024 qualifiers meeting between Squadra Azzura and England this Thursday (8:45 p.m.).

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Christophe Galtier had pointed the finger at the titi El Chadaille Bitshiabu

These words contrast with those made by Christophe Galtier just after the final whistle.

The Rouge et Bleu coach had pointed the finger at the young El Chadaille Bitshiabu (17), author - according to him - of an error of assessment on the action which led to the opening of the Bavarian score.


take this really stupid goal.

At this level it is necessary to have a little more lucidity.

We were under pressure from Bayern.

Do not be ashamed to play long to break this pressure.

We take the goal on a very short ball exit

”, he had regretted at the microphone of

Canal +


Before adding at a press conference: “

We made a mistake both in youth and in analyzing the game at that time.

“However, cold, the French technician then defended himself from having overwhelmed the Parisian “titi”.

Source: lefigaro

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