Wenger – PSG were stupid in the loss to Manchester City

Former Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Paris Saint-Germain were emotional and aggressive in a stupid way in the 2:1 defeat in the UCL semifinal first leg to Manchester City at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.

The Ligue 1 giants started out positively against the Citizens and produced a stunning first-half display as Marquinhos scored the opener in the game.

However, they produced a weak performance in the second half which allowed Man City to come back into the game with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.

“I must say in the second half PSG were protective and not progressive any more,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “Is it because they were not physically capable?

“After 1-1, they collapsed completely. They become emotional and aggressive in a stupid way.”

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The Frenchman also believes that their inconsistency in their domestic league also added to the blow to their confidence in the course of the game. They currently sit second in Ligue 1, one point below Lille with four games to go.

“What was interesting is that you could see that when it was 1-1, PSG mentally collapsed,” Wenger added. “This is the consequence of the team losing eight games in the league. This has an impact.

“When it’s 1-1 the team knows they have lost many games, they carry that. It’s not like the season before when they were unbeatable in the league.

“You could see the confidence dropped considerably and the mental impact when Man City equalised, for the semi-final of a Champions League, was too big.”