Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe has vowed to never let one of his teams suffer through another loss like the one they suffered against Manchester United last week as he blamed the defeat on his club taking the match too lightly.
The French side became the first club to fall in a knockout round match after winning the first leg by two or more goals away from home as Manchester United secured a 3-1 victory in Paris thanks to a late penalty.
“It hurts me, very bad even, I feel what the fans feel,” he said on Youtube’s Brog Stories channel.
“I can see their anger, I realize it, I understand it and, most importantly, I assume it so that I can swallow it. It’s a game that inevitably stays in the heads but that we will have to forget for the rest of the season. ”
The 23-year-old also pointed to a lack of grit as the primary reason for the loss, saying the Paris outfit let their foot off the gas after their comfortable win in the first leg.
“We lost that grit and that rage we had in the first leg,” he said. “It’s not the fact of having lived through past experiences that made us feel stressed. or whatever it was. No, it was really a self-satisfaction.
“We took this game lightly, and it’s something that will never happen to me again. It’s enough, never again.”