Regardless of Paris Saint- Germain’s defeat to Lyon yesterday, club starlet, Kylian Mbappe, says that he is not too perturbed by his team’s upcoming Champions League clash with in-form Manchester United.
PSG’s unbeaten course in Ligue 1 this season came to a grinding halt Sunday night as both Moussa Dembele and Nabil Fekir netted after Angel Di Maria had given PSG the lead to complete a fine comeback win for the hosts.
Manchester United gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan jetted off to the south of France immediately after their 1-0 victory at Leicester on Sunday, and were spotted in the stands keeping a watchful eye on their future opponents.
With PSG set to face United at Old Trafford in eight days, the 20-year-old Frenchman trusts that there is no reason to be too concerned about their champions league opponents, since the loss to Lyon was nothing more than a blip.
He also confessed that though Neymar’s injury had impacted the team, it could not be used as an excuse to justify any mishap the team encountered.
He said after the game, ‘I don’t know if the defeat was deserved. In the first half it was deserved, but after half-time, we still dominated.’
‘We started well. We have hurt Lyon, who let the storm pass before starting to hit top gear. Lyon had opportunities and scored.’
‘We also had situations. After half-time, we put them back in the game. They scored on the only occasion they had, a penalty.’
‘We have not realised our many opportunities. I’m not worried about the Champions League match. We must take it match by match and wait for the Champions League.’
‘It feels good to play matches like that. Facing teams that play is the best way to prepare for the upcoming deadlines. It’s up to us to win.’
‘The goal was to remain undefeated and we will try not to lose again by the end of the season. It’s complicated, yes, to play without Neymar. You must accept it.
‘Last season, he was also injured and it would be nice not to make the same mistakes, otherwise it would mean that we did not learn anything.’