Passed expeditiously in the mixed zone, Kylian Mbappé said he was not surprised by the level of Strasbourg, which snatched a 3-3 draw against PSG. “We have TV and we watch the matches,” smiled the French striker.
PSG were caught at the very end of the match by Strasbourg, when Anthony Caci scored the 3-3 goal in the 92nd minute. A disappointment for Paris Saint Germain, who had just been crowned French champions after their draw against Lens last weekend. But Kylian Mbappé is not surprised by the character of the Alsatians, in the midst of the race for Europe.
“It’s a team that does not come out of the hat, they are having a great season”
The French striker, who scored twice on Friday and passed Karim Benzema in the ranking of the top scorers of the season, said he was not surprised by the level and intensity displayed by the Alsatian team. “Surprised by Strasbourg? No, we have TV and we watch the matches! (smile) It’s a team that does not come out of the hat, they are having a great season”, greets Kylian Mbappé.
The Frenchman, on the other hand, is much less tender with the performance of his team and believes that PSG “still gave the stick a little to get beaten”. “But we shouldn’t take credit away from the teams that manage to get a result against us, it’s not just because we slow down or we’re a little less good, he adds. They managed to turn things around at home, well done to them.”
“We played good football at times”
Mauricio Pochettino is far from having the same vision of things and welcomed a “professional” match from his workforce: “During the last ten minutes, after the goal (against his camp) from Marco (Verratti ), we didn’t panic. It happens in football. Strasbourg had nothing to lose. I’m happy because we played a very good game. We played good football at times.”
“We were professional, it’s important for us, adds Pochettino, who had already said that this end of the champion season will not be synonymous with vacation. I have no regrets about my changes. I think we controlled the game. Kylian (Mbappé) doesn’t surprise me anymore. It’s a shame we didn’t kill the game at 3-1. We had chances at 3-2. I hope he can become the top scorer in the league. Kylian helped us a lot for the title.”