Obviously disappointed by the elimination of PSG at the gates of the Champions League final, Marco Verratti wanted to see further, even making a commitment to the supporters.
The miracle did not take place. Condemned to the feat a week after his defeat at the Parc des Princes (1-2), the PSG never seemed able to create the feat in the face of Citizens. The Parisians were not unworthy in the first period, but without succeeding in being dangerous, the Mancuniens showing a cold realism by opening the scoring in the 11e minute of play by the inevitable Riyad Mahrez. The evening of the French champions would then turn into a nightmare with a second goal from the Algerian international on the hour mark and the expulsion ofAngel Di Maria a few minutes later.
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A red card that ruined the last hopes of Parisians according to Marco Verratti. « There is disappointment. We believed in it until the red card, we were in the game, explained the Italian international. We had a lot of opportunity. We played better than them in the first half. We fought until the end. We looked each other in the eye and tried everything. In football, you can’t control everything. “But for the native of Pescara, this failure against Manchester City should not forget everything. “That It’s been two years since we arrived in the last square. We had a great trip, I’m sorry, he continued. We wanted to go to the final but we did not succeed. It’s hard to digest but it’s football. We know what it is. When you play against Bayern, Barça or City, it’s impossible to be good for 90 minutes, to attack, without suffering. Sometimes you have to accept that. »
According to Marco Verratti, this course is also promising for the future. And the transalpine community is convinced: PSG will return to the Champions League final in the years to come. He even took an oath. ” We played with a lot of personality. I know that one day or another we’ll go back to the final, he said. We must also be happy with our journey. We must continue like this, the coach (Mauricio Pochettino) arrived only five months ago. He gave us a lot of courage to play ball, that’s the most important. But we promise that we will give everything every year to go to the final and win this Champions League. »
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