Paris Saint-Germain came closer than it had ever been last season to hoisting up the UEFA Champions League trophy but fell short in the final to FC Bayern Munich. PSG had the chances to pull away with the win but struggled to muster up a goal.
The loss for PSG was tough for several players to get over, including for midfielder Ander Herrera. The Spanish midfielder started in the fixture and created a pair of goal-scoring chances but still, PSG did not convert on its key scoring opportunities. Herrera reflected back on the team’s performance in an interview with the Spanish-based station Radio Marca.
“I can’t find the positive part of losing a Champions League final,” Herrera said. “It was difficult for me to get back together and I will never forget the clear chances that we failed in the first half. As a club, they have taken a step forward by being runner-up in Europe. the positive part of the defeat.
“As a group we have become strong. It is not fair to say that the goal is to be European champions because otherwise 12 teams would fail.”
Herrera has been among PSG’s most reliable players this season with key starts over in Champions League and Ligue 1 play. He sure hopes to continue his promising run in play over the remainder of this season.
“I’m enjoying a good time,” Herrera said. “Physically I feel very well. I think I am the field player who has played the most minutes and I am satisfied. I take great care of myself to extend my career as long as possible because I love football.”
Herrera will sure be aiming to put together another quality performance in PSG’s upcoming Ligue 1 contest against AS Monaco upon return from the current international break.
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