At the end of a meeting mastered by the Parisians against Olympique Lyonnais (2-4) Sunday, March 21, the performance of Kylian Mbappé but also the Parisian demonstration were on everyone’s lips. Between euphoria and a feeling of helplessness. Two rooms, two atmospheres.
Face defeated, when Anthony Lopes appears at a press conference, the Lyon goalkeeper does not yet seem to understand what has happened. A defeat on the score of 4 goals to 2 against PSG at home and especially the feeling of having been made walk over a good part of the match.
“We were knocked out for sixty minutes. When we play PSG, and we play 30-35 minutes, it can’t do it. You have to play entire matches, at a very high level, we know that we have the manpower to do it. But doing what we did for sixty minutes is unacceptable. “
The person responsible for this debacle has a name, it is Kylian Mbappé. The PSG international striker signed another express double before exiting in the 70th minute. His 99th and 100th goals in Ligue 1, just as valuable in the title race as for his personal stats. And the Parisian never loses the north when it comes to evoking it. “I gave an assist to Kolo Muani (FC Nantes striker) last week, I caught up. This 100th goal is another step towards history“
On the side of its leaders, we preferred to retain the collective. Rare at the microphone, the sports director of PSG, Leonardo, tried to gain height on the evening performance while welcoming recent progress. “It’s the best game we’ve had in recent times. Whenever that team needed to confirm, it did. To see a group that has been moving forward together for so long is great.“
In a press conference after the meeting, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, noted the work done since his arrival in the face of the club’s shortcomings in the first part of the season. “The most difficult when we arrived in January was to be consistent, there were other priorities with work to be done every day, with other circumstances. But without a doubt it’s important to find this regularity. “The message got through.