Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Leonardo believe the next few weeks are going to be tough after his side lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League. After winning the first leg 1-0, Mbappe gave them the lead once more before Karim Benzema scored a hattrick in 17 minutes. All three of the goals were due to defensive mistakes from the French outfit.
“The first goal completely changed the game,” Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino said. “For an hour, we were better than Real Madrid. The atmosphere changed in the stadium. We made some mistakes after that, we can’t say we didn’t. The worst feeling is that we were on the better side, but we lost the tie in 10 minutes. Paris St-Germain has been chasing the Champions League for a number of years now. I’m really disappointed, upset – but these things can happen. The next few weeks are not going to be easy.”
“We shouldn’t throw everything in the bin,” Leonardo said about Mauricio Pochettino. “We shouldn’t start from scratch after every loss. The objective is to win the Champions League, and until half-time we were fine. We have to look to improve this team and maintain morale to play in Ligue 1 and to finish the season well. We should stay together. Pochettino is still part of the project for this season. It’s not the time to think about that. The incident of the foul on Donnarumma was crucial, but we struggled to manage that moment. We lost control.”