Voices:”Watch unpleasant 84 minutes from the bank.”
Julian Draxler believes he’s making progress after losing to Real Madrid in the first leg. Jürgen Klopp is proud of his team after their victory in Porto. The voices.
Real Madrid take a 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16. But Julian Draxler still believes that he will make progress after the defeat.
In the second match of the evening, FC Liverpool disassembles FC Porto 5-0 away. Reds coach Jürgen Klopp is proud of his team.
SPORT1 brings together the most important voices:
Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain):
… about the defeat: “We had it under control for most of the game, including a lot of possessions. We played well and we also played well and played great goal-scoring chances. In the end, it was very, very unnecessary for us to go into the second leg with two goals behind, because we have played a good game over long distances”.
… about the missing mosaic piece:”This is the last cleverness. We saw it last season against Barcelona, where we won 4-0 in the first leg and scored six goals in the return leg. You have to learn from that and do better this year. But the individual class of Real Madrid is simply safer. Even if you don’t win here, you have to take a good result and be ready for the second leg.”
… about the negative experience of Barcelona in mind:”Of course, you think about it when you get into a similar situation. But we learned from it and wanted to do better this year. Unfortunately, in the last few minutes we have abandoned the game. But we shouldn’t paint too black. In Paris, we’re also a house number. A 2:0 for us is quite possible. It’s not lost.
… about his personal situation:”I would like to have a game of over 90 minutes every now and then. It is usually the case that I am replaced or replaced after 60 minutes. I’m not worried about the World Cup, though. I’m out of my mind, I play enough. But of course you’re watching 84 minutes from the bank in a game like today. But in a team like ours, it’s no wishful thinking. You can be sure that I’ll get to the World Cup in great shape.”
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid): “It was one of those Champions League evenings you will remember. We wanted this victory and showed who we are. We are strong and focused enough to defend this title again. Competition also requires it. Respect for the team that has worked hard and always played for victory. Madrid must never be written off or declared dead. The door to the quarter-finals is wide open.”
Adrien Rabot (Paris Saint-Germain): “We have worked out a lot of opportunities for ourselves, but we have left them behind. We could have achieved much more today, but it should not be. It sucks. But we still have the second leg. We will do everything we can to move forward.
Nacho (Real Madrid):”We are happy to have won this battle. It is a good result, but nothing has been decided yet. PSG is a strong force. In the second leg, we won’t be playing 0-0.”
Jürgen Klopp (trainer FC Liverpool):
… about the game:”I’m proud of my team. She was strong, mature and very professional. She worked well against the ball, moved her opponent and worked hard. Man of the Match’ is Sadio Mane, but also Robertson with his diagonal balls was strong. Also Firmino again. Everyone was fantastic.”
… about a possible party after the clear victory:
“We’re not going to celebrate now, but focus on the next game. And the boys don’t drink beer these days anyway. That’s another generation (and laughs). If they were really going to order beer, I’d have to drink them all.”