Last Friday, Paris Saint-Germain went to the Stade Louis II in one final tune-up match ahead of their matchday four fixture against RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
After Kylian Mbappé scored two goals to give the capital club a 2-0 lead and it seemed as though Les Parisiens were turning a new page coming off the FIFA international break. Then came the second-half, and PSG would blow a two-goal lead to lose 3-2.
Cesc Fàbregas converted the penalty-kick to score the eventual game-winner, and when he spoke with Téléfoot, he made it known that he thought PSG were looking ahead to RB Leipzig.
However, his teammate, Benoît Badiashile, disagrees that the capital club was thinking ahead to their Champions League fixture during an interview with Top of the Foot.
“Kovac’s words at halftime? He said he had confidence in us, that we had the necessary qualities to try to win the second half,” Badiashile said. “We tried to follow his instructions, and it worked. The second period of the Parisian attackers, sufficiency? Honestly, I do not know. It may also be fatigue in relation to their selections. Honestly, I didn’t feel they had their heads in Leipzig, not at all.”
🗣 "C'est peut-être dû à la fatigue par rapport à leurs sélections…"
⚪🔴 Trois jours après Monaco-PSG, le défenseur de Monaco Benoît Badiashile n'a pas senti que les Parisiens avaient la tête à Leipzig ni qu'ils avaient levé le pied en fin de match. #rmclive pic.twitter.com/dCNIBooxt4
— Top of the Foot (@topofthefoot) November 23, 2020
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