Benfica coach Roger Schmidt highlighted the “pride” in Benfica’s players after the draw against PSG, in the fourth round of the group stage of the Champions League.
“I am proud of course. The way the players are playing in these difficult games, losing 1-0, which is a difficult situation, but we never gave up, we always believed in ourselves, we played good football and we were able to give I’m very proud. When the game starts, we always want to win, but that’s a very big goal with PSG. When you can’t win, you have to take a point. I think it was a fair result, again. Playing two games like this against PSG says a lot about the quality and attitude of the players”, began by saying Roger Schmidt, explaining the start of Aursnes.
“I wanted a reliable player, who is strong in pressure, helping the full-backs and good with the ball, he can run a lot. He showed those qualities. He played a good game. to be honest. I just saw that it was a difficult group to advance to the knockout stage, but after four games we are in a very good position and now we have to go all the way. The team plays like a team that deserves to be in the knockout stage, but we have to play two more good games”, he concluded.
PSG and Benfica drew (1-1), this Tuesday, in Paris in a match for the fourth round of the Champions League group stage. Mbappé and João Mário scored the goals of the match.
With this draw, and with the defeat of Juventus in Israel, the French and Reds are increasingly close to ensuring their presence in the round of 16, at a distance of one triumph each, with the French club leading with eight points, the same as the Benfica, second – the Parisians have the best goal difference. In third place comes Juventus, with three points, the same as Maccabi, fourth.