Pochettino: “We were not at the level collectively, not only Mbappé” – Ligue 1

The Parisian coach delivers his feelings after the defeat against AS Monaco on Sunday night (0-2).

At the Parc des Princes

Two rooms, two atmospheres … Brilliant five days ago in Barcelona (4-1 victory), the Parisians did not present the same face against AS Monaco this Sunday, at the end of the 26th day of Ligue 1. And they conceded another defeat (0-2), the sixth of the season in the league and the second against ASM. Mauricio Pochettino has accepted responsibility for this new stunt at a press conference.

From Barcelona to Monaco : “The matches are different, the competitions are different. We started well but we conceded a first goal and Monaco had a good game defensively. We had 75% of possession but we had some shortcomings at the offensive level … “

A possible decompression after the win against Barça : “We had just talked about this before. We got off to a good start. The matches are different. We didn’t have a good game. Monaco scored on both occasions and we didn’t produce the same thing. “

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Marco Verratti : “It was a decision to protect him. He wasn’t able to play 90 minutes. ”

Environment not creative enough with Ander Herrera in place of Verratti : “When you lose, if you have to find someone responsible, he is in front of you. Afterwards, we can express opinions, everything is allowed and understood. ”

“The title ? As long as it is possible, we will fight ”

PSG third in the standings and the title that goes away : “This is reality, we cannot change it. We will continue to fight, to try. The three points would have been good for us… As long as it is possible, we will fight. ”

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Kylian Mbappé transparent his festival at Camp Nou : “Football is not mathematical. There are a lot of different circumstances. We weren’t up to the level to win this game, collectively and not just Kylian. Once again, if there is someone in charge, it’s me. ”

No victory against the other Top 4 teams in Ligue 1 : “It is reality. We (him and his staff) have been there for a short time. But it is true that we will continue to work to improve ourselves and be at the expected level. ”

Interview at a press conference

Verratti: “We must congratulate Monaco but we must also do a mea-culpa”

Marco Verratti (PSG midfielder) : “It was a difficult match, but we knew we were playing against a good team, which has a very good league and which has very good players. We knew it. But it was a match that had to be won because here we are starting to lose a lot of opportunities to win this title. The other teams are moving forward. You have to congratulate Monaco but you also have to do a mea-culpa because you take a goal after five minutes, that can’t happen, and you take another after five minutes in the second half. These are things that cannot happen… Monaco didn’t create many chances for themselves, but they scored two goals to win. ” (at the microphone of Canal+)


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