In a long interview, Leonardo, the now ex-sporting director of PSG spoke about the comeback suffered against Real Madrid and tried to provide some answers: “We don’t say anything to each other because we know football. We are confident, yes, as was Chelsea in the quarters (eliminated after extra time, 1-3, 3-2 aet) or Manchester City in the semis (4-3 then 1-3 while still leading 1-0 in the 89th minute )… This is a subject that we must think about, by the way: why do so many comebacks happen?»
“I think it has to do with two things. Today, you have so many things around football, so many things in your head, that it’s not easy to stay focused for more than ninety minutes. Players mean a lot of things, there’s a business behind it, big stakes. When I was a player, the context was less heavy, today it is difficult. The second element is new uses. It is not possible to pass the ball in front of your goal all the time without risk. And when you concede a goal like that, you keep going.” could we read in the columns of The Team.