Bayern Munich triumphed over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday as they won the most decorated tournament in all of club football — the Champions League.
The Bavarians completed a treble over the course of the 2019/20 season after adding the CL trophy to their collection of Bundesliga and DFB Pokal titles. Kingsley Coman scored the only goal of the game and that made all the difference.
On the other hand, PSG were humbled by the dominance of the Germans; once again being punished for lacking that spark when it really matters. Star players Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe failed to deliver a good enough performance, which contributed to their side’s downfall.
Very few of Thomas Tuchel’s men put up acceptable displays on the biggest night in the history of the French club. Kaylor Navas was on top of his game, alongside Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, and Ander Herrera.
The Spaniard stood out the most, attempting to make something happen with every breath even when all seemed lost. It comes as no surprise that Herrera went on to give a very explicit yet honest post-match interview.
The former Manchester United man expressed his regrets over his side’s inability to finish their first-half chances. Loss is a great deal of disappointment to deal with which the midfielder said would leave him “f**ked for a couple of days,” especially after the way they lost.
🗣 .@AnderHerrera: – If you miss clear chances, and you play against another top side – they will probably kill you. As they did.
— Viaplay Fotball (@ViaplayFotball) August 23, 2020
I am proud of all of you guys, also the ones that were on the bench helping from outside and everyone who is part of this beautiful club, including our supporters. We did everything to bring the champions league trophy to Paris but football was cruel with us. pic.twitter.com/uy8LTurXdV
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) August 24, 2020
Moreover, the 31-year-old went on to describe playing a Champions League final without fans as “shit” and “horrible,” reaffirming that they’re key to the world of football — more so in this time of suffering.
One can tell a lot about players from the way they react to loss and how they express his and nobody can doubt the Spanish international’s mentality.