Kylian Mbappe criticises Newcastle United tactics after Paris Saint-Germain snatch late Champions League draw
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 29, 2023 - 11:07PM
Kylian Mbappe says Newcastle United ‘had nothing’ in their draw with PSG (Getty)

accused of ‘having nothing’ after Saint-Germain snatched a late draw in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Alexander Isak put Newcastle in front in the first half but ’s side were unable to hang on for the win as .

PSG dominated the match with 31 efforts on goal, while Newcastle failed to register a shot on target after Isak’s opener in the 24th minute.

Mbappe was critical of Newcastle’s approach to the match but was also unhappy with PSG’s failure to put their chances away.

The result leaves PSG second in Group F and they now need to beat Borussia Dortmund in their final game this month to stand any chance of finishing in top spot. Newcastle, meanwhile, also need a win against AC Milan at St James’ Park to have any hope of reaching the Champions League knockout phase.

‘It’s frustrating because we dominated this team from start to finish,’ Mbappe said after the game.

Kylian Mbappe equalised in injury time to salvage a draw for PSG (Getty)

‘They have nothing. We knew it was their game to have nothing but we have to finish our chances better.

‘We have too many chances for a match. It’s not the structure or the organisation, it’s us the players. We need to be much more diligent in front of goal.

‘In tough matches, we have to kill, we had too many chances. Normally we should win the match by a wide margin.

‘There is nothing to be relieved about. We have to stay under pressure because we have a match to win and we are going there to win it.

‘Now there is the championship where we have to win the matches, but we go to Dortmund to win and I believe there is always an opportunity to be first. This has been our objective from the start so it is up to us to go to Dortmund with the ambition and the certainty of winning.

‘You have to play with personality. The idea was that we were there today, now we have to work. You have to work in front of goal. We can’t afford to have so many actions and not score. If we play like that, with the same opportunities and we are more skillful, things will go well in Dortmund.’


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