Paris Saint-Germain fell a bit short in its aspirations to reach a second consecutive UEFA Champions League final as Manchester City eliminated the French powerhouse in the semifinal round. PSG fought until the end but its struggles in putting away high percentage goal-scoring chances proved to be costly for the side.
Alessandro Florenzi earned a start in 10 of PSG’s Champions League fixtures this season, including in both encounters with Manchester City.
Florenzi comes away from the semifinal loss to Manchester City disappointed but remains confident in PSG’s chances of finishing the campaign on a high note with a potential domestic double. The Italian defender spoke further to the Italian-based outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport about PSG’s Champions League run this season.
“Personally, I had a very bad experience, like everyone else, because we wanted to achieve something important and give our fans great emotions again,” Florenzi said. “When we met after the trip to Manchester, it was like a funeral. For me, this is a positive sign because it means that the whole group wanted to achieve the common goal.
“We tried with all our might. But there is also the opponent. That’s how it happened, but we have to focus on the field right away because we want to win the championship and the French Cup. And obviously, our ambitions are high for next year as well.”
A double-winning campaign for Florenzi would certainly mean much to him, especially since PSG’s Trophee des Champions final win earlier this season has been the only trophy win of his career so far.
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