Newcastle didn’t get the result they wanted last night, but that was only given the context of how the game went. I’m sure if you would’ve offered us a secure one point against PSG heading into the match, we would’ve snatched at the chance. But to drop two points after conceding a penalty late on, it’s frustrating.
We can be proud of the lads, though, having remained unbeaten against one of Europe’s best teams, Paris Saint-Germain. And yes, I will grant them that respect, even if a certain one of their players, *cough* Mbappe *cough*, has disrespected little old Newcastle to the media.
Kylian Mbappe disrespects Magpies after PSG vs Newcastle
Mbappe was the one who slotted home the late penalty, but even given his celebrations as if he had just won the World Cup again, he belittled his side’s performance after the match. And rightly so, since they were awful (arguably worse than when they came to St James), but he did so in a way which belittled us.
Speaking on two points dropped in this tie, Mbappe had the following to say:
"“It's frustrating because we dominate this team from start to finish. They have nothing, we knew it was their game to have nothing,” "- Kylian Mbappe (via Newcastle World)
To say that Newcastle had nothing when his side spent the whole game trying to catch up with us is absolutely shameless.
In truth, a draw benefits nobody. Now, PSG have the upper hand to progress through the group but they must beat Dortmund in their final game. All we can do is focus on our own game against AC Milan at St James Park and hope that the other result goes our way. Either way, we need at least a draw to guarantee a place in the Europa League, but a win to potentially put us through in the Champions League.
Howay the lads, I’m certainly proud of them.
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