Paris Saint-Germain lost Wednesday night against Manchester City (1-2), at the Etihad Stadium, on behalf of the 5th day of the group stage of the Champions League.
If they took control of a goal from Kylian Mbappé, Mauricio Pochettino’s players fell in love with the achievements of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Qualified for the knockout stages, the capital club is guaranteed to finish in second place in Group A, the Citizens having four more points before the last day.
Asked by RMC Sport, the Argentine coach recognized the superiority of Josep Guardiola’s players in the first act. The 49-year-old coach was keen to remember qualifying for the knockout phase above all. “They were better than us in the first half. We made a lot of mistakes. We started the second half better. We had the chance to lead. We had to make some changes after the equalizer. We were in first place, we have to put it into perspective. We want to keep our face from the second half. Manchester City are a great team, it’s a challenge for us. You have to accept it. I am very satisfied with all the players. It’s a shame to have lost. We had the opportunity to finish first. We are qualified. Considering the circumstances at the start of the season, that’s good. “