Silva: We should have won at home

Paris Saint-Germain skipper Thiago Silva blames his side’s poor defence in the first-leg tie against Manchester City for their Champions League exit at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

Kevin De Bruyne’s stunner in the 76th minute of the return leg handed Laurent Blanc’s men their fourth consecutive Champions League quarter-final elimination, after the two teams played out a 2-2 draw in Paris last week.

“It’s the same story. We concede goals at home and that makes the away game more difficult,” Silva said.

“It’s always the same. We talk about it before the game, but we don’t do what we say we’ll do.

“Now, if I try and explain what happened, it doesn’t mean anything. The best thing now is to move on and think about next year.”

PSG chief executive officer Nasser Al-Khelaifi was equally disappointed with the result of the two-legged tie, adding that it was time to go back to the drawing board and start planning for next season.

“We are very disappointed with the result. But that’s football and we have to accept it,” he said.

“It’s the fourth time we reach the quarter-finals and are eliminated. Now we have to take a step back and analyse what has happened.”

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