Mbappe's comments put more pressure on Pochettino

He spoke after his side's victory over Bordeaux

Posted Monday, November 08, 2021 by

Mbappe's comments put more pressure on Pochettino

Kylian Mbappe was one of the standout performers in Paris Saint-Germain's 3-2 away victory over Bordeaux on Saturday, scoring his side's third.

The French star spoke after the match and admitted that his side aren't playing at their best, but that the three points were what was most important on the day.

PSG were three goals up before the home side scored twice in the second half, but Mbappe insisted that they weren't concerned.

"We're weren't worried," he told the press.

"I think today's match wasn't as it has been recently.

"They scored at the death and it's something we could have avoided, but we didn't suffer in the match.

"We've suffered more in recent weeks than we have today."

Mbappe on PSG under Pochettino

Mbappe also spoke about Paris Saint-Germain's style of play under Mauricio Pochettino.

"I think we have periods of good quality in which we've shown how good we are," he said.

"I will say, though, that it hasn't been enough with the team that we've got, but we try to improve every day. I think we're improving."

He also spoke about the criticism of how the team have been playing this season.

"I respect people's opinions," he commented.

"Everyone has a right to an opinion. People think we play badly.

"I personally don't think we're playing well at the moment, but we're winning.

"I think we'll keep working because we have a hard-working group."

Finally, he was asked about his head coach Pochettino's plea to be given more time to make things work.

"I'm not the person who should be talking about that and whether there's time or not," Mbappe said.

"It's the president, Leonardo and the directors who need to say that."

Thos comments, while not directly critical of the coach, were hardly a firm backing of the Argentine.

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