Echouafni: 'Show we can turn this around'
Check out what the Paris Saint-Germain camp had to say after the first leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea at Cherry Red Records Stadium:
Olivier Echouafni (Paris Saint-Germain coach)
"We were lacking in a lot of departments tonight. It wasn't a performance worthy of the UEFA Women’s Champions League in terms of our intensity. In the end, our match against Dijon was a wake-up call. We leave London having conceded two goals. It was a strange match. We started playing well, and Chelsea had very few opportunities in the first half. In the second half, we had a great chance that we didn't take and then we started to sit deeper after conceding the first goal. We have to show that we can turn this around. The girls didn't play well tonight. As a team, we have to find solutions because we made too many mistakes. Chelsea played to their strengths, were technically good and took advantage of our positioning errors. When it was scoreless at half-time, we thought we could pull something off here, if we improved. Taking off Diallo hurt us, even if Wang played quite well when she came on. Now we have to come back from two goals down and must do everything we can to do that. We are lucky that the second match is at home and we need to be up for the challenge. I think the girls are capable of pulling it off. We have five days to get ready. We know we can count on our fans in Paris - they will be our 12th woman!"
Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain midfielder)
"Tonight, we lost too much easy ball. We know we have the quality in this team to do better. It's not over. We have the return leg in Paris and we are going to focus on qualifying. We need to create more chances and score - that's what makes the difference at the highest level. We are motivated. We are going to work hard over the next few days to be ready for the return leg. It was a tough game. We need to stick together. On a personal level, I did a lot of running, but I think I need to improve the final pass or the finish. Our home support will be a big boost at the Stade Jean Bouin."