Michel Der Zakarian (Montpellier coach, after the 3-0 defeat in Paris): “Was the step too high? Yes, especially in the second period. In the first, we had a good start, the first 10-15 minutes before conceding the goal. In the second half, it was very complicated... Any regrets about the first half? Yes, we could have done better in the last 30 meters, especially technically, in our choices. Afterwards, we played an opponent who was stronger than us and who dominated us in all areas. How to counter PSG's right side? By being more compact and closer to them. Afterwards, technically, they were very good. Between their technique and their speed, it was complicated for us.
The difference between the first and second half? They were physically stronger than us. They have the ability to repeat races at high intensity, the ball goes fast, the players run fast… We have to be able to respond to all these demands. When they accelerated, they were better than us. When you have the speed, the technique, you make the right moves… They punish you.” (comments collected at a press conference)