Emery rues ‘negative experience’

Unai Emery rued Paris Saint-Germain’s “negative experience” against Barcelona as “it’s our fault, we didn’t manage do press or do things”.

Emery saw his PSG implode at Camp Nou, the French giants having squandered a 4-0 lead from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barca to ultimately crash out 6-5 on aggregate.

“It’s our fault and we didn’t manage to press or do things with the ball,” the former Sevilla boss said after the game, reports UEFA’s official website.

“We defended very deep and they had more chances to score. We made mistakes for the two first-half goals.

“We were calmer in the second half and better positioned. We improved and had a chance for 3-2.

“The refereeing decisions went against us and we lost everything in the closing minutes. Barcelona are capable of doing that. It was all or nothing for them in the final minutes.

“It’s a negative experience for me and for the club. We need to learn from it.”

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