‘We deserved more,’ says Pochettino, amid PSG’s Champions League semi-final loss to Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino believes his team “deserved more” than their Champions League semifinal exit on Tuesday, arguing that they did enough over two legs to advance.Despite the fact that Manchester City won 4-1 on aggregate following their 2-0 second-leg victory, the manager said that PSG “dominated a very difficult team to handle.”In the second leg, however, the Citizens kept Pochettino’s side without a shot on goal and pulled away thanks to a Riyad Mahrez brace, with PSG finally being reduced to ten men when Angel Di Maria was sent off in the second half.What’s been said so far?Pochettino says, “If we look at the two games, we dominated a very difficult team to manage.”

I’m sad because I believe we deserved more. Manchester City, on the other hand, have been more clinical than us. We played the game we wanted with the strategy we wanted, and they scored the goals we needed. Obviously, this is frustrating since the goal was to reach the final.“We have to be positive; it’s difficult after an elimination; you have to keep this process in mind, remain calm, and assess the situation… We came here after defeating Barcelona and Bayern Munich. It’s a shame the team didn’t make it to the final, but they never gave up and fought until the very end.

We also had to play 10 on 11 for [30] minutes, which was a significant drawback. It was not meant for us. We’ll return solid, and the club and players will be prepared to win the remaining games. We’ll be prepared.”Mbappe’s absence is notable.PSG were without star forward Kylian Mbappe, who was hampered by a calf injury, but Pochettino refused to blame the loss on that.”That cannot be an excuse,” he said emphatically. “We work as a unit.” Of course, it’s unfortunate that he wasn’t around to assist the squad, but that’s no excuse. We can’t use that as an excuse because the team’s success was excellent.”

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