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Brest: “Europe? We say it among ourselves every time, we laugh about it,” slips Pereira Lage after the draw against PSG

Mahdi Camara (Brest midfielder, after the 2-2 draw against PSG): “This time, we held on (unlike the first leg where PSG won 3-2 down to the wire, Editor's note).

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Brest: “Europe? We say it among ourselves every time, we laugh about it,” slips Pereira Lage after the draw against PSG

Mahdi Camara (Brest midfielder, after the 2-2 draw against PSG): “This time, we held on (unlike the first leg where PSG won 3-2 down to the wire, Editor's note). It underlines our good state of mind. Even though they led 2-0, we pushed hard in the second half and we are happy to come away with a point. We wanted to look for them high enough and not let them play. The block was quite high, we pressed them, it put them in difficulty. Afterwards, they were able to capitalize on our losses of high ball in the first period, we know that they are going very quickly and it was complicated but after the break, it was better. At halftime, the coach (Éric Roy) moved us a little. He said he had things to do if we were a little more aggressive. We are a team that wins a lot of duels. We didn't win enough in the first half. PSG is feverish defensively? No not necessarily. We felt he had something to do and we believed in it until the end, it worked out for us.

A good year for Brest? We hope so! We have not done poorly since the start of the season, we have had good performances. Afterwards, we are not players or a team that is on fire. We know where we come from, we know that we have worked hard. We take match after match and we will try to continue like that. Europe? We take match by match. We want to be involved in every match. We'll see where that takes us. But when we start a match, we always want to win, that's for sure (smile). An anti-Mbappé plan? No not necessarily. Afterwards, he's certainly the best player on the planet, it's very hard to stop him. With his speed, he put us in difficulty quite a few times. We didn't put anything against him but he's a great player. (on PSG-Brest in the Coupe de France, February 7) We will approach this match with the same state of mind and with a lot of aggression. In the meantime, we will play Nice. We take match by match, we don't think about this second match against Paris, we will first think about Nice.

Mathias Pereira Lage: “We wanted to come back with at least a point. In the first half, we were fooled in situations where we had the ball, we tried to play. In the second half, we put the ingredients together, we were a little more aggressive, and on our ball releases we were able to score this goal which brought us back into the match and another to equalize at the end. Coming back after being down 2-0? It's a bit like the group. No matter the score, we don't give up. It doesn't matter what the match is too. Tonight (Sunday), we are all rewarded. The entrants still make the difference and that’s cool for everyone. PSG? We knew that there would be Warren Zaire-Emery as a somewhat hybrid piston and that there would be space behind his back. We tried to use it as much as possible. And above all, we wanted to avoid focusing on our possessions. On the two goals we conceded, that's what we did... We got into the middle and behind, we got caught. We had mainly worked on that and we see that the second goal comes from the left side with this cross in the area on which I can put the Madjer.

The French Cup? We laughed about it among ourselves, but if we were 2-2 at the end, it was the penalties... Afterwards, it was 50-50 with the goalkeepers doing the work. It would be up to us, the shooters, to score. But if we have this kind of match, we can hope for something. Europe? We say it among ourselves every time, we laugh about it... Above all, we set challenges with the coach. We adhere to that and we move forward like that. As soon as we win, we have free days. And we continue! The Champions League? Afterwards, we are well placed (in the ranking), we are not going to deprive ourselves (smile). We continue to move forward, we make our way, we win matches and we take important points away. We are a little on our wave, we continue and we take the maximum points until the end of the season. And we'll see later depending on the lead we have."

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