PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi comments on Luis Enrique’s future

Paris Saint-Germain chairman Al Khelaifi believes the future is bright for the youngsters at the club as he sites another long-term project.

Paris Saint Germain coach Luis Enrique said he was “proud” of his side, even though the defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund was unfair in the Champions League semi-final according to him.

PSG missed out again on reaching the final at Wembley next month after losing Tuesday’s second leg 1-0 at home which saw the Germans go through with a 2-0 on aggregate.

This bitter experience did not sway the focus of Enrique, as he believes the side is on the right track for a new era without Mbappe.

“My feeling is sadness. It can’t be anything else. We didn’t manage to fulfil our objective”, said Luis said to the reporters.

He brought to focus the moments the four times PSG hit the goal post in the second half on Tuesday, having also struck the post in the first leg

1-0 defeat last week in Germany.

In the post-match press conference, Luis Enrique said:

“I don’t think we were inferior over the tie. We hit the woodwork six times. The curious thing about football is that sometimes its not fair- we had 31 shots and did not even score a single goal.

“I am very proud of my team, without any doubt. I am the first one responsible for the defeat as coach but I am happy with the attitude and behaviour of all the players.”

PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi got involved in a heated argument


PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi also gave his post match thoughts.

There was a heated moment when the reporter asked if the club was going in the intended direction to which he replied: “Are you serious with this question? Honestly, do you know and understand some football?”. “We are building a long term project with the youngest squad in Europe, future will be bright. We will keep going”.

Having already wrapped up the Ligue 1 title the Qatar-owned club has a French cup final against Lyon on May 25 which would be Kylian Mbappe’s last outing for the club as he will depart after his contract expires at the end of the season.

PSG were hoping to get to the final of the Champions League for the second time in their history and win the trophy for the first time.

After a season where the French giants aimed for the treble, they now face the possibility of securing only another double, regarding which

Luis Enrique commented, “When the season ends, after the Cup final, we will see what we have achieved.”

Finally, the PSG chairman Al Khelaifi is satisfied with the teams’ efforts this season, as his side has the youngest squad in Europe. Moreover, he believes Luis Enrique is the right man for the job until his contract ends in 2025.

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