Although the UEFA Champions League match against Club Brugge didn’t matter much considering Paris Saint-Germain was finishing second in Group A behind Manchester City no matter the result.
Nonetheless, the form that the capital club is in, they couldn’t afford to take the night off since, over the past couple of weeks, they’ve lost to Manchester City and disappointing draws against OGC Nice and RC Lens.
Following the 4-1 win over Club Brugge, Kylian Mbappé spoke to Canal Plus, where he stated that the squad wasn’t going to mail in the matchup due to them already qualifying for the knockout stages.
“There was no stake, but the Champions League remains the Champions League. We took this game seriously. We wanted to win in front of our audience,” Mbappé said.
“We wanted to warm up our audience a little bit, and that’s what we did. We had a complete performance, and it was much better. Now we can still improve, but today we have taken a small step forward.”
Mbappé then summarized their performance in a match that saw himself and Lionel Messi score two goals.
“We have to manage low times because we have low times which are perhaps a little too low. We have a management of our matches which is not always adequate with high-level matches. But I also think that adaptation was needed for new players.”
“We picked up players along the way, players who did not arrive in the same state of form, so that also plays a role. There, we have two and a half months before the next round of 16 to work and to be ready for the important deadlines that arrive.”