Brazilian defender Marquinhos believes Paris Saint-Germain have to shut up now and “eat our own s***” after their shock Champions League exit.
Thomas Tuchel’s side blew a 2-0 aggregate lead from the first leg by losing the return fixture in front of their supporters at the Parc Des Princes 3-1 to be eliminated by Manchester United at the last-16 stage on away goals.
Despite going a goal down in the 2nd-minute through Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe set-up Juan Bernat for an equaliser to restore PSG’s aggregate lead over United.
However, the Ligue 1 champions failed to make the most of their opportunities and were punished by United when Lukaku struck again.
Marcus Rashford then completed the comeback win for Solskjaer’s side by slotting home a 94th-minute penalty after Diogo Dalot’s shot struck Presnel Kimpembe’s arm in the area.
The defeat on Wednesday means PSG have exited the last-16 stage three times in a row now and a downcast Marquinhos admits they got work to do.
“The game we played was unforgivable. We have to analyse, think and we have to be men. It’s a difficult moment,” said the Brazilian, according to Fox Sports.
“We had to give everything on the pitch. Now it’s over, we cannot say ‘You had to do that, you had to do this’.
“These are still details, and it’s always the case at the high level. I think it’s a good time not to talk too much, as we say in Brazil it’s time to eat our own s***.
“It’s a s*** moment and we have to keep working.”
The Parisians’ record signing Neymar also vented his feelings towards the outcome of the match, where he called the referee’s decision to award United a penalty a “disgrace”.
PSG will next take on Dijon FCO in a Ligue 1 match on Tuesday, where they will hope to grab victory and maintain their 17-point lead at the top of the standings from second-place Lille OSC.