Emery: 'Turn it around'

UEFA Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery still believes in his side's chances of winning a place in the quarters despite their 3-1 first-leg loss; Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane knows the return leg in Paris in will be tough.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UEFA Champions League, round of 16, first leg

Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid CF coach): "This isn't over. There are 90-plus minutes left. We are happy because we played a great match with personality and with our fans, who have always been behind the team. We have to be happy today but in three weeks we will play another match. We know that we are going to suffer. It was tough but we made a great match from start to finish. I am happy. This was a victory for everyone."

Unai Emery (Paris Saint-Germain coach): "I have confidence in the team. This is a bad result, but we can cancel it out in the return leg. I'm happy with the way the team played. I think we can turn it around. With the help of our fans, we can make Real Madrid suffer and we will have chances to qualify."

Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain defender): "They're very intense games, you have to battle right to the end. We learned a little something tonight, while also knowing we have the second leg at home, and we'll have to put in a great display. Everything is still possible, we know that the Champions League is very difficult. But we know we can turn things round at home."



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