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PSG are still reeling from their collapse in Madrid

Almost a month has passed since Paris Saint-Germain's collapse against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but that defeat at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is still causing pain in the French capital.

Since that loss, the PSG superstars have been booed and whistled, while the fans have decided to greet the arrival of the team bus with a surreal silence.

There is a standoff between the club's most passionate supporters and the members of the first-team squad, which the players aren't happy about.

"They have the right to express their discontent, as they're disappointed just like we are," Kylian Mbappe said of the issues with the fanbase, speaking after Sunday's 5-1 win over Lorient.

"Against Bordeaux it was a little too much, when they were against the players.

"We all lost that game. We're all in the same boat. We all messed up.

"The fans have the right to whistle, while we'll focus on working on the pitch."

Neymar discusses the conflict with the fans

Neymar echoed that sentiment as he too discussed the current situation at the club.

"We don't like to lose and what happened in Madrid was tough," the Brazilian said.

"It hurt because we hoped to reach the Champions League final.

"I know it's hard for the fans to accept that defeat, but it's even tougher for us to accept it. Now, we have to look forward."

Whistles for Sergio Ramos

Whistles for Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos wasn't involved in the loss against his former club, as he was unavailable due to injury. He has been on the sidelines for most of his first season in Paris and this has caused frustration among the fanbase too, with the Spaniard whistled.

"Sergio is a great champion, like all the players in the squad," Mauricio Pochettino said, as he defended the summer signing.

"It's a result of the frustration and disappointment that exists right now because of the Champions League elimination.

"I don't think we can cure such a deep wound quickly. It'll take time, but it was good to win this game."

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