PSG manager Luis Enrique insisted his side were better than Newcastle United despite the English side’s emphatic 4-1 win.
Goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar sunk PSG to a miserable night on Tyneside on Wednesday. It was their heaviest defeat in the Champions League group stage since September 2004 with the loss sparking fierce internal disc ussions among PSG’s players.
However, one person who feels that his team did not deserve to lose is their coach, who said that the result of the match was not realistic.
In an interview with Le Parisien, Luis Enrique said: “We didn’t deserve that result. We have seen mistakes and situations that we can improve. Wednesday’s result does not reflect the scenario of the match at all. Of course, we made mistakes that cost us goals, but the result was very tough. Yes, Newcastle deserved to win, but, there is room for improvement, the result does not correspond to what we saw on the pitch.”
The atmosphere in the PSG camp is not good after losing to an opponent who played their first Champions League match in two decades.
PSG are in second position in the group with Newcastle as leaders of Group F. They are going through fluctuating form in French football’s elite as well. Luis Enrique’s men currently find themselves in fifth place in Ligue 1 after winning just three of their seven games so far.
Paris Saint-Germain plays its next match in the league on the road against Rennes, where victory will be aimed at all costs.