Spezia manager Thiago Motta was around for some of Paris Saint-Germain’s most arduous defeats in the UEFA Champions League competition in the last decade. The former PSG midfielder also watched the club’s recent collapse to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second leg fixture.
In speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of his club’s Serie A fixture against Cagliari (via RMC Sport), Motta provided for his take on his former side’s early exit in the Champions League.
“I’m sad for PSG, for the defeat, but that’s football,” Motta said. “I’m sad because I have a lot of friends, former teammates I played with. I know their sadness very well because it’s a strong team, a team that always has the possibility of fighting to get to the end of this competition. It wasn’t for them this year.”
PSG blew a 2-0 tie lead to Real Madrid, as it once again went out in the early rounds of the competition.
PSG will now simply have Ligue 1 fixtures remaining on its schedule, which include its upcoming home encounter against Bordeaux. PSG still remains on track to win Ligue 1 this season.