Paris Saint-Germain was on the verge of losing four straight matches in all competitions, despite winning 4-3 over Lille OSC on Sunday at the Parc des Princes.
The capital club was up 2-0 but conceded three unanswered goals to Lille. Les Dogues were up 3-2 when PSG’s star players snatched a victory from the opposition. Vitinha spoke with reporters postgame and revealed the emotions the squad let out after Lionel Messi’s goal.
“Even when we don’t win, everyone feels it; everyone wants to win,” Vitinha told reporters postgame. “On Messi’s goal, everyone had this feeling of liberation. We really want to win. It’s good to have done it today.”
Vitinha : « Même quand nous ne gagnons pas, tout le monde le ressent, tout le monde veut gagner. Sur le but de Messi, tout le monde a eu cette sensation de libération. Nous voulons vraiment gagner. C’est bon de l’avoir fait aujourd'hui. » #PSG @GoalFrance pic.twitter.com/fPST703O7e
— Marc Mechenoua (@LeMechenoua) February 19, 2023
Before Messi’s eventual game-winning goal, Kylian Mbappe scored the game-tying goal on a connection with Juan Bernat. Afterward, the Argentine would cause everyone to show their emotions, even his wife, as the win felt like a burden lifted off the squad’s shoulders.
Nonetheless, PSG must use this victory and create momentum as the French giants have two more Ligue 1 games before their second-leg clash against Bayern Munich on March 8 at the Allianz Arena.
If the capital club can win their next two games, it might help the squad’s mental aspect as they hope to turn around their 1-0 deficit.