THE BRAZILIAN SPOKE AFTER THE MATCH
Leonardo 'passes' to talk about Neymar and Mbappé after the 'KO' of PSG
Published:5/05/2021 - 09:55h
Updated:5/05/2021 - 09:55h
Leonardo, PSG sporting director, spoke after PSG's bitter defeat against PSG in the Champions semi-finals. The Brazilian was proud of his team and preferred not to talk about the renewals of Neymar and Mbappé
Paris Saint-Germain was not to the height in these semifinals of Champions League and finish it paying with a painful elimination in front of the Manchester City. The English knew to do well the 1-2 of the gone and except the first 20 minutes had controlled to the Parisians, that grieve upset the goal of Ederson. Finally, the ones of Pep Guardiola won by a simple 2-0 without suffering to happen to the final.
After the bitter defeat, Leonardo, sportive director of the PSG, had to go out to give the face in front of the media. The Brazilian showed proud with his team for having given the face at all times. "We have to be proud of what have done in the terrain of game. Our aim was to win. We have played better that they in two parts of four that have contested ", affirmed.
On the other hand, the ex player did not want to speak on the future of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappé, that finish agreement in 2022 and that they could abandon the club this summer. "Honestly, today it is not the day to speak of the future of Neymar and Mbappé neither to announce what was with regard to them", stood out, for afterwards clear that it is optimistic of face to the future. "We have gone out of situations complicated and am optimistic with regard to the future", aimed.
It is necessary to remember that the French forward not even played in this turn of 'semis' by injury. His mates missed him in field, especially Neymar, to the that were missing him partners. The Brazilian tried it everything, the same that does always, and did not leave to ask it, but did not have his night and sinned of individualista. This elimination leaves him more 'touched' that to anybody, since it was the big hope of the ones of the capital of France.
Besides, Leonardo wanted to see the things with perspective after the 'KO' and recognised that it still remains Tie it 1, in which the Lille, leader, takes him out a point to the PSG. "They remain us still three parties of Tie it 1. They will be three finals to play. We have to win it everything to be champions. Also we have the Glass of France", signalled, remembering also that are in semifinals of this tournament.
Leonardo trusts his players
To finish, the sportive director of the Parisian picture took out the face by his players and cleared that it goes out more convinced of the team that has after the elimination. "Today we have lost, alas. We have to keep the energy. But we go out convinced that we are a big group", concluded, showing his support to his footballers in spite of have not fulfilled the aim of the club.