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We did not lose 4-0, there is no need for a miracle – Verratti

Tue 04 May 2021 | 4:53

PSG Italian midfielder insists defeating Man City and reaching the Champions League final is not too difficult.

Paris Saint-Germain

lost 2-1 to

Manchester City

at home in the first leg of Champions League Semi-final to face an uphill in reaching the final round of the competition.

PSG are set to face the Citizens tonight in the return leg clash and the Parisians’ Italian midfielder,

Marco Verratti

insists defeating Pep Guardiola’s men can be difficult but not impossible.

"Guardiola has always done this. He likes to have control of the ball, accelerate when he wants, calm things down when he wants. You have to focus on us,"

Verratti said at a pre-match press conference.

"We have a great team, a great coach. We must remain lucid, calm, we will have our opportunity.

"We did not lose 4-0 in the first leg, there is no need for a miracle. They have a small advantage, but we are there, we are close.

"It will go through small details. If City want to play with the ball, it will be up to us to play with our style of play tomorrow."

The 28-year-old added:

"We are not a team of aliens. We will suffer.

"We play in the Champions League, one of the best teams in the world. The times when we have to suffer, we have to suffer together.

"It's sport, football, there are times to have chances and to score and others to suffer. Of course, it won't be easy to go to the final. We knew it.

"We suffered against Bayern Munich, against Barcelona, but we are ready to do anything during tomorrow's match."


source: SportMob