While Angel Di Maria was on the pitch for PSG, his family was the victim of a burglary in Paris. The Argentine was substituted prematurely.
PSG star Angel Di Maria’s family fell victim to a break-in during the Parisians’ Ligue 1 match against Nantes on Sunday evening (1: 2). This was also the reason for the substitution of the 33-year-old in the 62nd minute. Corresponding media reports can SPOX and goal to confirm.
Sports director Leonardo had informed head coach Mauricio Pochettino about the event. The trainer then disappeared with his protégé in the cabin wing and then returned alone to the sidelines.
Parts of Di Maria’s family were in the house when the intruders entered. The parents of teammate Marquinhos are also said to have been victims of a burglary on Sunday.
“It’s not an excuse, but there was a drop in energy,” said Pochettino, explaining the performance of his team after the match: “We talked about things other than football in the dressing room after the game.”
Pochettino: “There was an energy drop”
Due to the defeat, the Parisian star ensemble missed the leap to the top of the table in Ligue 1. There is still OSC Lille with 63 points ahead of the French series champions (60 points).
During his time at Manchester United, Di Maria had been broken into. This contributed to his quick departure from the Red Devils at the time.