Mbappe not shocked by PSG’s defeat to Lyon in Ligue 1
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is not worried about facing Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League after the French giants suffered their first defeat in the Ligue 1 against Lyon.
Lyon inflicted a 2-1 defeat on the leaders to put an end to their 20-game unbeaten run but Mbappe feels that it would not affect the mentality of the players while facing Man United in the Champions League.
PSG led through Angel Di Maria’s goal but Lyon sparked a remarkable comeback with Moussa Dembele and Nabil Fekir finding the net.
“I don’t know if the defeat was deserved. In the first half it was deserved, but after half-time, we still dominated,” Mbappe said after United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan watched in the stands.
“We started well. We have hurt Lyon, who let the storm pass before starting to hit top gear. Lyon had opportunities and scored. We also had situations. After half-time, we put them back in the game. They scored on the only occasion they had, a penalty.”
Mbappe continued: “We have not realised our many opportunities. I’m not worried about the Champions League match. We must take it match by match and wait for the Champions League.
“It feels good to play matches like that. Facing teams that play is the best way to prepare for the upcoming deadlines. It’s up to us to win.
“The goal was to remain undefeated and we will try not to lose again by the end of the season. It’s complicated, yes, to play without Neymar. You must accept it. Last season, he was also injured and it would be nice not to make the same mistakes, otherwise, it would mean that we did not learn anything.”