Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward, Kylian Mbappe believes Real Madrid taught his team a valuable lesson by defeating them in their Champions League’s last-16 tie.
The two sides met in a heavyweight two-legged encounter in Europe’s elite club competition, with the Spanish giants coming out triumphant at the end.
Real won 5-2 on aggregate, after a 3-1 first leg victory in Madrid was followed with a 2-1 victory in the return leg in Paris.
Mbappe, despite netting 17 goals in all competitions this season, was unable to get on the scoresheet in either game. As a result, the teenage wonderkid concluded Real have a team of “champions”.
“Mentally, we wanted to face the game against Madrid as best as possible,” he said, according to Spanish news outlet, Marca.
“Nobody can say that we didn’t try, but this is football and although we have great players, Madrid showed the difference between having great players and champions.”
PSG’s elimination from the competition has seen the pressure heighten on manager Unai Emery, following the heavy investment in the French club.