Paris Saint-Germain fell a bit short in its aspirations of reaching 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 matches against Manchester City.
Florenzi came away from the semifinal loss to Manchester City disappointed. 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.
Overall, a domestic double-winning campaign for Florenzi would certainly mean much to him, especially as PSG’s Trophee des Champions final victory earlier this season is the only trophy win of his career so far.
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