Following Paris Saint-Germain’s “complete dominance” over Newcastle United in the Champions League, Kylian Mbappe conceded that he “could’ve done more.”
The 24-year-old French international was on hand to score a critical equalizer from the penalty spot in injury time after Tino Livramento was found to have touched the ball in his own box. He played the entire ninety minutes at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
With the 1-1 tie, Paris Saint-Germain was able to hold onto their second-place standing in Group F, while the Magpies, who are only two points behind the Ligue 1 heavyweights, were in third place. Eddie Howe’s team would have moved above PSG if they had won 1-0 away from home on Tuesday, but the contentious penalty call was extremely detrimental to them.
After the 1-1 draw in Paris, Mbappe acknowledged that he could have done more that night to guarantee his team’s three points. I believe there was more I could have done for my group. Every eye could see that we were in control. It is up to us to perform the last gesture with greater efficiency. We had complete control. We have too many opportunities in a Champions League game, so we must take them all.
We have one more game to go, and we need to win in Dortmund if we want to top the group. We can’t give up. The meaning is evident.”
After the match against Newcastle, Mbappe and his PSG teammates have a short respite before their next test, which is against Le Havre on Sunday.
The fact that Luis Enrique’s club is now leading Ligue 1 and that OGC Nice is only one point behind them shows how crucial it could be for them to win this weekend.