Wenger slams 'emotional and stupid' PSG after defeat to Man City in UCL

Wenger slams 'emotional and stupid' PSG after defeat to Man City in UCL

Arsene Wenger slammed ’emotional and stupid’ Paris Saint-Germain after their defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League.

Marquinhos put the home side ahead with a first-half header but Manchester City improved after the break and levelled through Kevin De Bruyne’s cross, which drifted beyond goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Riyad Mahrez's free kick went through the wall to give Manchester City a 2-1 lead heading into the second leg of their semi-final tie next week.

PSG's hopes suffered a further blow when Idrissa Gueye was shown a straight red card for an ugly challenge on Ilkay Gundogan.

And Wenger believes PSG’s second-half collapse was due to their poor discipline.

Wenger told beIN Sports. ‘From the defenders turning their back, it’s between Paredes and Kimpembe. Why do you lie a guy on the ground if the guys in the wall open the wall?’

‘I personally believe that the second goal is not acceptable for that level.

‘It’s not the first time you see players turning their back. City took advantage of that.

‘In the second half, Paris Saint-Germain was protective, not progressive any more. Is it because they were not physically capable? They did not have the same availability.

‘After the 1-1 they collapsed completely. They became emotional and aggressive in a stupid way.

‘What was very interesting tonight is that you could see that when it was 1-1, PSG mentally collapsed.

‘This is as well the consequence of this team losing eight games in the league. This has an impact in this kind of situation.

‘When it’s 1-1 the team knows they have lost many games, they carry that.'

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