Marquinhos “physically we struggled in the second half” [EN / FR]

[EN] After the defeat of Paris Saint Germain against Rennes during the Coupe de France Final, Marquinhos explains that the team physically struggled in the second half. As a reminder, a few PSG players just came back from injury.

“We started well. We opened the scoring and then made it 2-0. Then it’s down to the little details. I think we started very well but then physically we struggled in the second half, we couldn’t close down the space, we lost our structure and they grew in confidence. But I also think we were the better team in the match, we had more chances to score, we controlled the ball well, we were dangerous and we scored twice and had other chances to score more. It’s a shame because a final is decided on the details. It’s another big disappointment for us, but we have to stay strong, we have to stay united. We are going to be criticized for this result, but we know what we need to work on and think about these final weeks of the season so that next season we can do much better. We all know how hard it is to take penalties. They have good penalty takers and did very well and we did too, but it’s not Christopher Nkunku’s fault. We should have done more during the match to avoid this situation but penalties are cruel, it’s just down to luck and it’s hard to lose a final like that.”

[FR] Après la défaite du Paris Saint Germain face à Rennes lors de la Finale de Coupe de France, Marquinhos explique que l’équipe a eu du mal a tenir le coup physiquement lors de la deuxième mi-temps. Rappelons que plusieurs joueurs du PSG reviennent de blessure.

“Nous avons bien débuté ce match et marquer deux buts, mais la deuxième période a été difficile sur le plan physique. On n’a plus réussi à créer des espaces et plus formé un bloc, et Rennes a gagné en confiance. On a été supérieur, eu plus le ballon, on s’est créé plus d’occasions. Nous n’avons pas su les concrétiser, et avons encaissé des buts évitables. C’est dommage, car les finales se jouent sur ces détails. C’est une grosse déception.”

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