After the tough defeat against AC Milan as the away team in the fourth matchday of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Luis Enrique shared his thoughts with RMC Sport. The coach conveyed how they tackled an exceedingly challenging match.
"It was a tightly contested game that could have gone either way. We couldn't control the match. The battle in the midfield? They had a strong physical and technical performance. They managed to exploit their attacking spaces." This suggests that PSG didn't feel comfortable in one of their strong areas, the midfield.
He added, "We lost control of the game on several occasions, but we still had opportunities... There are still two matches to go, and we can make progress."
Looking ahead to the remaining two fixtures, one at home against Newcastle on November 28 and the last one as visitors against Dortmund on December 13, the Spanish coach maintains a positive outlook for this final stage of the group phase. He hopes they can rectify their mistakes and advance to the round of 16 in the premier European competition.
Referring to Group F, nicknamed the "group of death," Luis Enrique noted, "That's why they called it that. All four teams hold their fate in their hands. We have a very important match in Paris next round (against Newcastle)."
Paris Saint-Germain has always faced challenging paths in their quest to reach the knockout stages, and this year is no exception. They will need to demonstrate why they are one of the standout teams in Europe.