‘The rate against Real has crushed PSG’
PSG Real, which was leading 1-0 in the f’irst leg on the stage of the best in Europe, also had a g’reat rhythm in the return leg. At one stage they were lea’ding 2-0 in the fight.
Then Karim Benzema shattered P-S-Gs drea’m in a storm of 17 minutes. Real reached the quarter-final’s with a hat-trick of 3-2 goals with two legs. They lat’er lost to Chelsea and Manchester City and advanced t’o the final, where their opponent is Liverpoo’l.
Despite failing in the Champions League, PSG h’as already won the League One title. However, the resh o’f the loss against Real seems to be still in their game. T’he team is unbeaten in the last three matches of the leag’ue.
After a 2-2 draw in last Sunday’s match again’st Toya, Veratti revealed their reality. Italy’s Euro-win’ning star told Amazon Prime Video that it took them a wh’ile to get together as a team.
“We’ve been through a lot of adversity this y’ear (season), though it was tough. I think we wer’e able to practice only three times together in the fir’st six months. ”
“The first six months were very difficult, star’ting with the international break and the players join’ing the team late. I think that’s when we started doing bet’ter. ”
The pain of losing against Real is still haun’ting Veratti. Earlier, the 29-year-old voiced frust’ration over his departure from the Champions Leag’ue.
“We did well against Real Madrid. I think th’at match (second leg) has crushed fans like us. In t’he end, we won the league, which is never easy. But our dr’eam was to go further in the Champions League. ”
“In the quarter-finals, in the semi-fi’nals, the little things make a difference and if you pl’ay two good matches you can find yourself in the final. (Re-al) Madr’id has really hit us hard. “
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