Reaction from PSG after disappointing loss on Saturday.
Following the 1-0 loss to ten-man Reims on Saturday, PSG director Leonardo has admitted that the club need to learn to deal with league games better.
It was the second consecutive away defeat for Les Parisiens, who now face an anxious wait to see if Lyon move level with them at the top of the Ligue 1 table when they play on Sunday afternoon.
However, Leonardo has warned that they must adapt to tricky domestic away games as the club have been guilty of building a team for the Champions League.
“We are perhaps not made to play in these types of games,” the Brazilian told Infosport according to Sky Sports.
“We created a team to play in the Champions League, not the championship. We don’t know yet how to handle games where the situation is against us, where the surface is difficult and we have an important game every three days,” he added.
While Leonardo went on to question whether the players are able to fight when called upon rather than dazzle with the endless talent at coach Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal, the Italian tactician has called upon his troops to react better next time.
David Beckham also defended his new club after their latest defeat, stating that the capital giants are not arrogant in their attitude, and must quickly move on from the disappointment of Saturday.
“We never think that we’re superior to any team. It’s always difficult coming to away grounds. I think they played very well but we can play better,” he told reporters after the game according to Goal.com.
The league leaders remain top of the pile for now, but face a Champions League second leg clash with Valencia on Wednesday, before entertaining Nancy next weekend hoping to bounce back and return to winning ways domestically.