PSG boss Laurent Blanc, who claimed City were a second-rate team prior to the match, almost echoed Pellegrini’s view on poor defending after he admitted his side made too many ‘technical mistakes’ which allowed City to score two crucial away goals.
“This is not a good result,” Blanc said.
“Let’s be honest. There were a lot of technical mistakes. I don’t know if we were weak, but in the build-up it allowed them to score some goals that are really important.
“This is our main regret we could have been better and played better, but in terms of the stats, what went wrong was that we made mistakes were not used to doing. Man City were good in attack and are strong.
“I told the players I was satisfied we came back and equalised then scored a second goal to win and control the game, but one technical mistake is hurting us a lot. We allowed them to come back.
“Zlatan, tonight, was on a rollercoaster. He missed a penalty and right after that had a clear chance but didn’t score. We thought it might not have been his evening but he still helped us and opened the scoring. It’s not the first time we’ve conceded goals at home, but we’ve shown we can also score away.
“Maybe we can play the same game as tonight but be more efficient and have a positive result. It will be complicated.”