Paris Saint-Germain lost at home against FC Nantes (1-2) on the occasion of the 29th day of Ligue 1, Sunday March 14. A feat for the Canaries, and a real disillusion for Paris, which could take back control of the championship. “It’s not possible,” regretted Parisian midfielder Danilo Pereira at the final whistle.
Paris knew it: in the event of victory this Sunday, March 14 against FC Nantes, the club of the capital regained its throne at the top of the French Ligue 1 championship. But if the Parisians first imposed their strong domination, Alban Lafont and the Nantes residents then transcended themselves to sign a great feat at the Parc des Princes (1-2). As after the first leg against Barça (4-1) in the knockout stages of the Champions League, PSG, four days after qualifying for the C1 quarterfinals, has therefore failed to regain the lead in Ligue 1.
“It’s not possible, was almost astonished the Parisian medium Danilo Pereira at the microphone of Canal + at the end of the meeting. We had a good first period, the second, we saw less intensity. We have to attack more, it’s difficult to analyze.“Above all, PSG did not know how to take advantage of the draws in Lille, Monaco, and Olympique Lyonnais in Reims. Here again, the Portuguese midfielder is not looking for any excuse while looking ahead immediately:”We could have been a leader. But it continues, we still have important matches. We are disappointed, that’s life. We have to work more to win“.
At a post-match press conference, PSG technician Mauricio Pochettino also mentioned another reason that could have affected the performance of his players: “There are extra-sport situations that you are aware of [les médias], which go beyond football, you have to take all that into account. (…) It’s not an excuse but it caused a drop in energy. We talked to the players about other things [que de football].”
The homes of two Paris Saint-Germain players, including the Argentinian Angel Di Maria, were burgled during the match, information also confirmed in the mixed zone by Leonardo, the sporting director of the Club de la Capitale. Di Maria, who has just extended his contract with Paris SG, left the pitch shortly after the hour mark, replaced by Leandro Paredes. When he left, the Argentinian exchanged a few words with his coach, then went straight to the locker room.