"It's true that Madrid deserved to go through". It wasn't easy, but we all played well.
This season it was supposed to be different.
PSG club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has repeated on a number of occasions that the player is not for sale but it has emerged that for a fee of 400 million the Ligue 1 side would be prepared to let the striker return to LaLiga.
Having overcome some early teething problems with Edinson Cavani, the 26-year-old has netted 28 goals in all competitions for Unai Emery's side. The header to open the scores in Paris was his 117th Champions League goal, extending a remarkable record.
Lose in the quarter-finals, or even the last four, and the success over PSG will quickly retreat from view, replaced by a likely third-place finish in La Liga and lack of silverware added in the equation. Casemiro sent Madrid back ahead with a deflected effort over Areola in the 80th minute to seal PSG's fate. I was surprised and angry. If the project had been Van Basten, we would not have won anything.
But it seems buying top flight players is not the answer to the team's more fundamental problems. We wanted to push more, but the first goal hit our chances and so did the red card.
"We played well right from the beginning, pressing them high up the field. Everyone is very upset", he said, according to L'Equipe. "I think PSG need to become an institution".
Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, PSG's fragile defense crumbled and its attack offered little threat without the injured Neymar.
Draxler, however, feels PSG are still missing something, which has stopped them from winning the Champions League.
"It's true we've had some difficult moments in the league and the cup".
In Tuesday's return leg, patched-up veteran Thiago Motta - 35 and lacking match fitness - did his best, but for all his tactical alertness, his legs are going. The videos, the hashtags, the countdowns to kick off. We watch them, we digest them, we feel energised, it gives us belief, it makes us dream.