‘We Gave Everything and Tried’ — Kehrer Reflects on PSG’s Loss in the Champions League Final

Paris Saint-Germain came extremely close to winning its first-ever UEFA Champions League title this past season, but in the end, the club watched FC Bayern Munich hoist up the trophy. Still, PSG’s run was historic as it pulled off multiple comeback wins in the knockout stage en route to reaching the final.

For PSG defender Thilo Kehrer, it was a run to remember, especially as he started in four knockout stage fixtures over the tournament. In an interview with the German-based outlet Sport Buzzer, Kehrer took a look back at the Champions League final contest and provided his reasons as to why Bayern Munich prevailed in the end.

“Of course I was very disappointed right after the final and in the days that followed, we gave everything and tried,” Kehrer said. “Bayern had more possession, more control of the game, more chances—we might have a tad better chance, but that’s history.”

Kehrer does not look back at the loss in the final with much regret. He has moved on from the defeat, but overall, he is still pleased with having reached the biggest fixture in club football today.

“I wasn’t mad,” Kehrer said. “In the final, only one team wins, the other team loses. It’s part of the sport. As huge as the disappointment is, at some point you have to switch. After a few days, the recognition that you get outweighs. Even if you’ve lost, reaching a Champions League final isn’t just a bad feeling.”

Kehrer is currently on international duty with the German national team. He could see some playing time in its upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures.

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