Marquinhos: 'It'll be a great final'
Paris Saint-Germain stopper Marquinhos was thrilled to be through to the first final of the season after beating Rennes 3-2 in the semis on Tuesday; Sabri Lamouchi was a proud man after his side almost forced extra time.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Coupe de la Ligue, semi-finals
Roazhon Park, Rennes
Stade Rennais FC 2 - 3 Paris Saint-Germain
Sabri Lamouchi (Stade Rennais FC coach): "There's a huge feeling of frustration and disappointment because we were striving fro something awesome, but I can't reproach my players for anything tonight. Even at 3-0 down, my side were more or less heroic. We wanted to put it all together but we were up against Paris, after all. They had a huge second half. Perhaps we scored a bit late, but the players gave everything and made sure the crow had something to cheer."
Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain defender): "Overall, we stood up to be counted and played well. We knew Rennes would be more committed this evening, we expected a difficult game, but we did what was required by winning here for a third time this season. At 3-0, we had the match totally in our hands but then the end of the match was more difficult. So we're through to the final and we'll play either Montpellier or Monaco, two solid teams. Whoever it is, it'll be a great final in Bordeaux at the end of March."