PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised his team’s hard work and performance in the 3-2 win away at Allianz Arena in the first leg Champions League quarter final tie.
PSG hold the advantage going into the second leg in Paris and Pochettino is full of praise for his players. “I think it was a really good game,” he said.
“I am so proud of my players as they were very, very good. We worked very hard to try to put in this type of performance against an excellent team and the reigning champions. Of course, big credit has to go to our players as they were really good tonight.”
Man of the match Kylian Mbappé who scored two goals against the defending champions in an excellent match but admits the job is only halfway done.
“We played an excellent match, we suffered a lot, but we reacted as a team,” he said. “We tried to hurt them with our strengths and that worked this evening.
“But we are only at half-time in the encounter and between the two, we have a very important league match. They are a top side, there were no surprises there.
“We knew that we were coming up against a side that would make us suffer, but you need to get through that in order to win big matches. It’s an excellent victory and a great lead.”
PSG lost 1-0 to Lille in Ligue 1 last weekend and sit three points behind them on the league table with seven games to go and will play 13th placed Strasbourg at the weekend before hosting Bayern for the return leg.