I Would Do It Again – Kylian Mbappe on Getting Red Card
Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has no regrets for his behaviour and the push on Teji Savanier during his side’s 4-2 victory against Nimes.
Kylian Mbappe has no regrets for his behaviour.
However, the French forward has admitted he needs to control his temper. Mbappe scored PSG’s third goal to put them back in front after a dramatic fightback brought Nimes level from being 2-0 down. But, he got himself into trouble at the last minute of the stoppage time and earned a red card.
After getting a rash challenge by Savanier, the 19-year old forward couldn’t control his temper and pushed the player. And the referee immediately put his hand in his pocket to show the red card.
Meanwhile, Mbappe indicated he received a typical treatment, and this is how teams in Ligue 1 treats him. But the player has apologised to his fans for getting suspended.
The French forward told reporters after the match,
“It’s just an accumulation of things. It’s football; you have to learn when playing in this kind of club to let it go because it’s like that everytime so if I get upset every weekend, I’m going to take several reds, so we have to be above it. No, I do not regret it. And if it was again, so I will do it again. And I will apologise to the supporters and everyone, but I cannot tolerate these kinds of gestures.”
Mbappe also hit out at the tackle from Savanier that provoked him in the last minute of the stoppage time.
“Where we play the ball, there are no problems, but here there is no intention to play the ball. But well, it doesn’t matter, I will go to the commission, and I will go to defend myself. I think it has no place on a field of football but it does not matter, the referee has made a choice and, as I said, we must rise above it.”
After the international break, PSG will face St-Etienne on 15th September at home.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury
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