Champions League: PSG is content with its poor qualification!


By: Manu Tournoux

After a crazy match and an incredible scenario, Paris Saint-Germain managed to qualify at the last minute for the knockout stages of the Champions League after drawing against BVB (1-1). Qualification acquired thanks to AC Milan’s victory at Newcastle (2-1). Asked at the end of the match, Warren Zaire-Emery gave his first impressions. And on the Paris side, we regret not being first, but we savor this happy end to the evening.

“We are both happy, but we know that we could have done better and finished first. But happy to be qualified. We had a good match. Sometimes the ball doesn’t want to go in, there are only positives for the future. Of course we have to score as many goals as possible. We have the opportunities, that’s the most important thing”he declared on the microphone of Canal+imitated for a few moments by his captain, the Brazilian Marquinhos. “Qualification is the second objective, the first was to seek this first place. There were opportunities. The feeling was that we could do it. But you have to stay clear-headed, it’s important to qualify. We have to prepare even more because they are going to be big opponents (in the eighth)”he told the encrypted channel, before continuing on the lack of offensive efficiency of his teammates.

Paris has regrets, but is satisfied with the qualification

“That’s true, but it’s not just that. There are a lot of things to improve, the details in the finishes are important. If we had scored in the first half, it would have changed. We’re going to talk well. It’s an improvement on our last away matches. We saw improvements compared to Newcastle (1-4) and Milan (1-2). We have a playing philosophy of having the ball, of pressing high. We take risks behind. We work on our strength, it’s not about staying behind. The coach focuses a lot on our strength. The coach says we are far from what he wants. We will still grow. There are a lot of new players who have to adapt”.

The new PSG, which has already made it known that the C1 is no longer an obsession, therefore seems lucid about its European journey, like the speech of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. “The objective was to finish first in the group. We qualified, it was complicated with the match against Milan, the away match at Newcastle. This is where we lost first place. Even today, we deserved to win this match. We played a great match, I think, we had a lot of opportunities to score, but we didn’t score. We did the minimum job, we are happy to be qualified anyway because the group was complicated, very difficult. We are satisfied. We played with our level, our style, and our coach Luis Enrique. We are happy with him, his work, the style of play, what we want and what we like offensively. We will continue, the coach is really very motivated to do the same thing. We signed with him for an offensive game. We have a lot of chances, but that’s football.”he confided to Canal+. You will have understood, Paris is content with its second place, even if that means a very complicated draw in eighth.

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