Paris Saint-Germain continues their good run in the French Ligue 1 and now are ready for the second leg against Manchester United in the Champions League.
Two goals by Kylian Mbappe gave Paris Saint-Germain the 2-1 win over Caen tonight in the French Ligue 1.
For the local team, Casimir Ninga was able to score the first goal of the night, but Mbappe was able to score twice to give his team the triumph.
And coach and player have said they are ready for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Manchester United after they already won the first leg 2-0.
“We have had to go out and seek the wins in recent games. It took us a lot of chances to score, and that’s why the game was a little tougher than expected and was tight right to the end,” said the PSG coach Thomas Tuchel to the club’s official website.
“I’m very happy my players managed to win the game.”
“It was important to win before a game like the one that’s coming up against Manchester,” he added.
“The team was able to stay calm, the players showed a great attitude on the pitch, despite Caen scoring first. But we stayed strong mentally and we deserved the win.”
“We really dominated, created a lot of chances, but things didn’t always go for us,” forward Kylian Mbappe added.
“We’re heading home with a win, that’s the most important thing.”
“The coach had insisted that we win the game to prepare as well as possible for Manchester United coming, and we did that,” he explained.
“We’re going to go home, rest and prepare well for the important game that awaits us on Wednesday.”
“We put in a good performance. We know that it’ll be difficult every time we go away from home, that teams will defend deep against us,” goalkeeper Alphonse Areola continued.
“We created a lot of chances, but unfortunately didn’t get the rub of the green at the start of the game. But we stayed focussed, compact, and kept on attacking, and it paid off at the end of the game.”
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