Video: ‘Defense Is Not Good Enough to Win the Champions League’ – Arsène Wenger on PSG’s Semi-Final Loss to Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain fell short of a second consecutive UEFA Champions League final’s trip after reaching the last stage of the tournament a year ago. Manchester City was able to advance past the capital club in their semi-final matchup with a 4-1 aggregate score victory. 

There will be plenty of analysis and opinions about what went wrong for the French giants. Former Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger stated during his appearance on beIN Sports, the PSG’s defense isn’t good enough for them to win the Champions League.

“You could say that tonight, PSG played well and showed real qualities in several aspects of its game, but they were taken twice in counterattack. The important thing now is to analyze properly. Defense is not good enough to win the Champions League. There is a lot of potential but corrections to be made,” Wenger said.

“High-level matches require concentration, calm, and control. We cannot ignore that [PSG] finished both matches at ten [men]. It happened again. They need to make progress in the discipline when the going gets tough. It’s an important part in top-level matches.”

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