Speaking to reporters following PSG’s opening Champions’ League encounter defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, captain Thiago Silva discussed the flow of the match, which ended 3-2, and Neymar’s performance.
“We struggled in the first half. We had the necessary character to come back into the game. I am happy with the performance of my team. The match was over the highest level. You have to pay attention at each moment. Football punished us tonight. We have to remain calm and continue to work. During this match, we did not play that much. We tried to play long balls. Liverpool pressed high. We did not have opportunities to find Neymar or Cavani or Mbappé up top. I think that the match was balanced. PSG controlled 10 minutes, then 10 minutes for Liverpool. We were not 100% concentrated. You should not concede goals like we did.”
“Neymar? He tried to help the team like the coach asked. People will try and find the guilty party. We are all guilty.”