PSG coach Luis Enrique proud despite “unfair” Champions League exit | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique insisted he was “proud” of his team despite what he called an “unfair” defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-final. champions. “My feeling is sadness. It can’t be anything else.

We failed to achieve our goal,” Luis Enrique, who led Barcelona to Champions League glory in 2015, told reporters. He pointed out that PSG had hit the target four times during the second half of Tuesday’s match, having also hit the post in last week’s 1-0 first-leg defeat in Germany.

“I don’t think we were inferior in the draw. We hit the woodwork six times. The curious thing about football is that sometimes it’s not fair: we had 31 shots and didn’t score a single goal. “Football was not fair to us in this confrontation. We have to accept it, congratulate the team that reached the final, mourn it and overcome the disappointment.

He added: “I’m very proud of my team, without a doubt. I am primarily responsible for the defeat as a coach but I am happy with the attitude and behavior of all the players. PSG must now console themselves with the prospect of a potential whiteboard for national honors in France.

The Qatari club have already won the Ligue 1 title and will play the Coupe de France final against Lyon on May 25 in what will be Kylian Mbappe’s final match for the club – he will leave when his contract expires. end of the campaign. .

“The goal I set for myself when I arrived was to compete as best as possible for each trophy,” said Luis Enrique, who was appointed coach before this season. “When the season ends, after the Cup final, we will see what we have achieved.”

The Spaniard said he tried to offer words of comfort to his players in the dressing room after the match.