After PSG’s fortunate draw against Napoli at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, Italian midfielder and Paris maestro Marco Verratti appeared to take aim at the lack of effort that the club’s front three made in tracking back throughout the encounter, with Kylian Mbappé notably picked up on this by analysts and pundits alike.
“When we talk about defending, that should concern 11 players on the pitch. In the first half, we were not well positioned, to win balls back in the conditions we created was difficult, especially when many times we found ourselves at a numerical disadvantage. We could not attack the opponent carrying the ball, we couldn’t press hard. There was always a player free. In the second half, thanks to the changes made by the coach, we were better. We saw the real face of PSG. We created situations to score and we came back twice. We showed our character, we cannot forget the lessons we learned tonight.”