Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) supervisor Christophe Galtier has lauded Kylian Mbappe’s selflessness and admitted that Neymar deserved a yellow for simulation in opposition to Strasbourg.
Ligue 1 leaders PSG secured a slim 2-1 win over Nineteenth-placed Strasbourg of their assembly on the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening (28 December). Marquinhos scored the opener together with his head within the 14th minute earlier than canceling it with an unlucky personal aim within the 51st minute. Neymar was dismissed within the 62nd minute after selecting up his second reserving, with him seeing his first yellow for a foul on Adrien Thomasson and the second for simulation.
Regardless of taking part in with 10 males, the Parisians nonetheless managed to nick a win, courtesy of Mbappe’s 96th-minute penalty. On the post-match press convention, coach Galtier was requested to touch upon Neymar’s dive inside Strasbourg’s field. He admitted that the Brazilian deserved the yellow for simulation however claimed that the primary yellow was too harsh.
“As a lot as I can perceive the simulation, he deserves the yellow [card], a couple of minutes earlier than he suffers a foul foul and his first yellow could be very extreme in comparison with the variety of fouls suffered by Ney,” the PSG supervisor mentioned (h/t Planet Sport).
“Strasbourg is a group that performs nicely, but additionally provides off a number of power and energy. There was a number of impression on this match. I remorse that the surplus of dedication was not sanctioned extra harshly for sure gamers. It might have generated a bit frustration for Ney.”
Galtier then lauded Mbappe for his selflessness, claiming that he had introduced his gorgeous World Cup kind to membership soccer.
“I believe he’s on the extent of what he did in Qatar. He is benefited from a couple of days off. Regardless of the unhappiness, he had an distinctive event, and his restoration means he is been on the tempo,” Galtier mentioned concerning the France worldwide.
“Since his return, he was decided to play our subsequent two matches. He was the set off for victory when it was robust. He has taught the entire group together with his selflessness.”
Mbappe gained the 2022 FIFA Golden Boot after scoring eight instances in seven video games, with three of his strikes coming within the ultimate in opposition to Argentina. Regardless of his heroics, France couldn’t overcome Lionel Messi’s Argentina, finally dropping 4-2 on penalties.
Neymar was PSG’s finest participant earlier than being despatched off for diving
Brazil worldwide Neymar loved himself earlier than being dismissed in opposition to Strasbourg. He linked up flawlessly with Mbappe and Co., created a number of goalscoring alternatives, and carried the ball nicely into the damaging areas of the pitch. Strasbourg had a tough time containing him and fouled him time and time once more.
Earlier than his dismissal within the 62nd minute, Neymar performed three key passes, created two large possibilities, accomplished three dribbles, and drew a staggering six fouls. Had he not gone to floor slightly needlessly, PSG most likely would have managed to safe a extra convincing win over the relegation-threatened Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Attributable to his oblique crimson card, Neymar will miss Sunday’s (1 January) Ligue 1 conflict in opposition to second-place Lens.
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