Speaking following Manchester City’s qualification for the semi-finals of the Champions League, French central defender Eliaquim Mangala reacted with joy.
“This is an important moment for us, an important moment in our careers. We said that we wanted to make our mark on the history of the club, for the moment we are on the right route and we need to continue in this way. To play matches like this, in the quarter final, against PSG, of course it makes you happy. I enjoyed myself and that is important. We knew that this would be a difficult match. I tried to give my best and that allowed me to succeed.”
“The most important thing was to qualify even if France is sad it can at least say that French players will be playing in the semi-finals. I am concentrated on my club… At PSG, they have a very good team, very good players, but the fact that they became champions quite early might have caused them to let go a little. What is certain, is that in the quarter finals there is no such thing as a good or bad draw. We can say that one club or another are favourites, but only the pitch tells you the truth and that is what we showed over the course of these two matches.”