PSG was just too good but we will be back says Leipzig's Nagelsmann

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann says PSG was the better side in their Champions League semifinal, but is delighted with his side's progress and development.

Julian Nagelsmann

RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann, at 33, is the youngest coach to reach the last four of the Champions League.   -  Reuters

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann conceded his side had little chance against Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League semifinal, but vowed to come back stronger after Wednesday's 3-0 defeat.

Leipzig, which had eliminated Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid to reach the last four, hardly got a chance throughout the game with the French champion in complete control.

“We have to accept the result because we weren't able to approach the game as we wanted,” Nagelsmann said. “They were better than us. Even if we could have made a lot of things better, maybe it would still not have been enough.

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“They were flexible. We started well in the first half. But then conceded the first goal and then the second from a mistake of ours,” he said.

PSG went ahead in the 13th minute through Marquinhos and got a second in the 42nd when Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi sent the ball to Leandro Paredes who helped set up Di Maria for its second.

Leipzig was on the backfoot throughout, showing none of the attacking spirit that had carried it to the semifinal stage.

PSG, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1970, will meet the winner of Thursday's other semifinal between Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyonnais.

“But I am proud today because my players had their heart in the right spot, even if they lost. I accept that the opponent was overwhelming,” said Nagelsmann, who at 33 is the youngest coach to reach the last four of the competition.

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“We must continue improving, to keep showing such heart. We will continue and will be in the competition again. Development is a process. You have to overcome obstacles.

“We know that it was a good season for a young team and we will try to do it again next season and work hard. We will work our way back in the Champions League to experience such situations again,” he added.

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