"We have to think today about those people who died due to COVID before their time, those many grandparents who took their grandchildren to see Atalanta for the first time and who aren't with us anymore".
The money ploughed into the French champions by their Qatari owners has increased the pressure on PSG to deliver and losing to Atalanta would have invited more criticism of a club whose recent record in such games has been poor.
"I always had the impression that if we scored the first, we would add the second in stride".
It was so cruel on the Italian side, who had worked so hard and had taken the lead with a lovely 27th minute goal from their Croatia midfielder Mario Pasalic.
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It was nearly enough for the Champions League debutants.
His 16 dribbles were the most in a Champions League match since Lionel Messi against Manchester United in 2008, according to Opta, and he also won nine fouls as he continued to probe the Atalanta defense before assisting Marquinhos' equalizer and creating Choupo-Moting's victor.
"When I came on, I thought we can't lose, we can't go home like that", the striker told BT Sport.
"We are happy all the same and next year we will restart to improve".
"On set pieces, where we were strong and prepared, there was the opportunity for (Berat) Djimsiti and some counter-attacks where we could have done better, but they are details", he said.
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"A big thank you to the medical staff for getting me back on my feet, no one believed it except us", Mbappe tweeted.
PSG's response came through well-articulated speedy counterattacks, which created at least three clear chances for Neymar who unfortunately missed all. "We were so close, really close", Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said.
Both superstars were influential as PSG booked their place in the semi-finals of the continental competition, an achievement they club has not experienced since 1995.
The game looked to be heading to extra time but Mbappe served up a delicious pass and Eric Choupo-Moting - a player released by Stoke City after they were relegated from the English Premier League - netted in the 93rd minute.
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