Brest vs. PSG: Christophe Galtier pre-match press conference

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In what state of mind were the players after the elimination against Bayern Munich? Are they down, or do they accept it's always going to be the same thing at PSG?

"In the locker room immediately after the game, obviously, there was a lot of disappointment and anger. We spent the night in Munich, then traveled yesterday. The players were tired and very disappointed."

"Resignation? No, but disappointment, which is completely normal. We all talked about it together this morning. It's like that, it's a big disappointment, there were great expectations, also internally, but each year there is only one team that wins the Champions League. We now have to plan for the league because the calendar demands that from us."

What did this PSG miss to qualify for the next round?

"What we missed? Important absences on a two-legged matchup. Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi were limited in the first leg. Before the return match, we had two serious injuries with Neymar and Kimpembe going down. Added to this, are those of Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele throughout the second-leg game. We didn't have a fit squad in those big matches. The fact of having absences and little squad depth meant that we arrived very weak in the double confrontation."

After this elimination, will the team decompress and release their anger in Ligue 1 games?

"PSG are defending champions. If PSG wins the league it will be the 11th time in history, it has never been done before among French teams. We have players with big records and they are obsessed with adding more to their resumes. You send back the idea that winning this title is easy, but it's not. I repeat once again: our squad is reduced and we will have to fight to the end to be champions of France."

"I see what is happening in the other championships. Bayern Munich don't win the Champions League every year, but when they win the Bundesliga their players are proud of it. It's a big party that they share with all the staff members of the club and it must be the same here. We must stop trivializing the title of champion of France. Even if we are PSG, it is not easy to win."

"It is important for us, for our supporters who have been omnipresent. There were nearly 4,000 traveling to Munich despite the strikes and we heard them a lot. It is necessary, both for our supporters who support us throughout the season, for the club but also for my players, to refocus on the title of champion of France."