The player was speaking ahead of the club’s encounter with Barcelona on Tuesday
Set to reignite their rivalry come Tuesday as Barcelona and PSG lock heads in the Champions League on Tuesday, the matchup has rekindled memories of PSG’s dramatic collapse in 2017.
Up 4-0 as they took on Barcelona for the second round in that edition of the showpiece league, PSG were slated to breeze their way through to the ensuing round with ease. However, in what was one of the most shambolic collapses in world football, PSG horrifically collapsed like a house of cards.
The club ended up being defeated 6-1 in that outing, a fiasco which still continues to haunt the club. Despite making it to the showpiece summit clash of the marquee tournament last season, PSG’s Rafinha admitted that the club has failed to erase the memories of the diabolic match against Barcelona.
Rafinha Talks About Trauma From 6-1 Defeat
Speaking to Le Parisien, Rafinha said: “What club would not have suffered after that comeback?”
“We are lucky that now we have the opportunity to make up for that, to play a great game and to remove this thorn, which still bothers some here in Paris.”
Rafinha had at the time represented Barcelona in that match. He’s ever since gone onto switch to PSG with him featuring on a reasonable amount of times this season.
The clubs will be locking heads for the first round of their round of 16 showdown come today. Barcelona will be quietly confident of pulling off a win today with the side on a resurgence at the moment, having won all of its last five La Liga encounters to sit as high as third position in the league.
Elsewhere, PSG will be contesting their first Champions League contest under the tutelage of Pochettino. The club had earlier decided to part ways with Thomas Tuchel despite the German managing to guide the club out of a tricky group.