Adrien Rabiot Slams Team After Real Madrid Defeat – It Was Easy Putting Eight Past Dijon’
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has torn into his side after their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Rabiot, who put PSG ahead at the Bernabeu, could not hide his frustration at another European collapse, which comes just 11 months on from the sensational capitulation against Barcelona last March.
‘I am disappointed,’ Rabiot told BeIN after the match. ‘We started by producing the match that we needed to.
‘We always say the same things, we always do the same things, and in the end, we are always floored in the same way.’
Just as at the Nou Camp, PSG had looked on course for an impressive result against a European heavyweight until the closing stages when goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo gave Real a daunting-looking advantage going into the second leg.
The French giants, who lead Ligue 1 by eight points, are once again dominating things on home soil this term but it is in Europe where their true ambitions lie.
‘It’s all well and good putting eight goals past Dijon, but it’s in matches like this that you have to stand up and be counted,’ a clearly furious Rabiot continued.
Forward Julian Draxler shared Rabiot’s disappointment but insists the tie is far from over. “It is very frustrating we let the match slip out of out hands in the end,” he said.
“But we should not be too negative. A 2-0 at home is clearly possible.”
The second leg at the Parc des Princes takes place on Tuesday March 6.