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Champions League: Why We Lost Against Real Madrid – PSG Coach, Unai Emery

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Unai Emery has reacted to his side’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Tuesday.

 
Unai Emery

Paris Saint-Germain coach, Unai Emery, has said that he had no interest in discussing his future after labelling Real Madrid deserved winners in their Champions League tie on Tuesday night.

PSG suffered a 2-1 loss at the Parc des Princes in Paris to fall to Madrid 5-2 on aggregate as their wait for a first Champions League crown continues, while coach Emery is set to be under growing pressure at the helm of the Ligue 1 giants after their last-16 exit on Tuesday.

When asked about his future, Emery said via UEFA: “Today, I’m not thinking about [that].”

Emery, who is out of contract at the end of the season, still believes in the club’s chances of one day winning the Champions League. He however felt Madrid deserved to reach the quarter-finals at his team’s expense.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro scored either side of Edinson Cavani’s strike, while PSG had Marco Verratti sent off.

“Madrid played better than us. We wanted to push more, but the first goal hit our chances and so did the red card. Madrid deserved to go through,” Emery said.

 

“Losing to Madrid is not a disappointment, but going out in the last 16 is. But, the first leg was the key because we were better over the first 80 minutes than them.

 

“They controlled 60 per cent of this match and we couldn’t do enough in the 40 per cent we controlled.”

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