Paris Saint-Germain players (L-R) Paris Saint-Germain’s Cameroonian forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Abdou Diallo, Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Presnel Kimpembe and Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva react after the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / POOL / AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera admitted losing the Champions League final 1-0 to Bayern Munich was tough to take but insisted the mega-rich French club cannot put their achievements “in the trash”.

PSG, playing in its first final, was undone by a goal from former youth player and Paris-born Kingsley Coman in the second half.

Defeat left PSG’s Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, in tears.

“We have built something important. We have to stay together and start the next dream next week,” said Spanish international Herrera of a team that has won seven of the last eight Ligue 1 titles.

“At the moment, it feels like crap, honestly. But we have to think about it, we have done something important, something important for the club, for our supporters.

“There are no words. Tomorrow we’ll think about what we did, the squad we built, the things we did together.”

Herrera, signed from Manchester United in 2019, said he was encouraged by what he saw in the final as PSG “created lots of chances, more than them.”

He also hoped that the club’s cash-rich but potentially impatient owners from Qatar won’t press the panic button now that their European dream has been shattered.

“We are not going to put this in the trash,” said the 31-year-old.


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‘It feels terrible, but we are building something,’ says PSG’s Herrera