Alexander Isak Offers Bold Answer on Newcastle’s Second Half Strategy vs. PSG

Paris Saint-Germain threw everything but the kitchen sink at Newcastle United after the Magpies scored in the first half. However, the English club opted to stand firm with their lead, allowing PSG’s attack to run wild in the second half.

The French giants had 82 percent of possession, fired off 17 total shots, and had an expected goal of 2.77. Eventually, PSG’s chances generated two handballs, one of which was called a penalty in stoppage time. 

Kylian Mbappé rescued Paris Saint-Germain by scoring a penalty kick for a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on Tuesday night at the Parc des Princes. Despite hindsight being 20-20, striker Alexander Isak believes defending the lead wasn’t the ideal move.

“Unfortunately for us to get a goal against us so late,” Isak told TNT Sports (h/t talkSPORT). “We started defending our goal a bit too early and they started creating chances.”

While the result isn’t ideal for the Ligue 1 side, the loss would’ve been disastrous considering the team was facing the UEFA Europa League in the face. Nonetheless, a draw still allows PSG to control their destiny. However, they encounter the daunting task of needing a road win against Borussia Dortmund. 

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