Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique has still not shrugged off his side’s 4-1 defeat at Newcastle United in the Champions League and believes it was very unfair.


With Newcastle back in the Champions League after a 20-year absence, St James’ Park was always expected to be a hostile atmosphere for any side to visit.


Few however expected that seasoned European campaigners PSG would be handed a 4-1 drubbing by Eddie Howe’s side.




Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar all struck as St James’ Park erupted, while PSG grabbed a consolation through Lucas Hernandez.


The loss is still eating away at Enrique, who insists it was hugely unfair on his side and completely undeserved.



“I already said it at the time, the defeat at Newcastle was, for me, very unfair, totally undeserved and the statistics reflect it”, Enrique told PSG TV.


“The score was unfairly heavy, but that’s OK, it’s football.”



PSG did not get revenge in the meeting at the Parc des Princes between the two teams, with Newcastle holding the French giants to a 1-1 draw in front of their own fans.


Enrique’s men did however qualify for the last 16, while Newcastle finished bottom of the group.