Kylian Mbappe scored the winning goal against Strasbourg on Wednesday but said he will never get over the disappointment of losing the World Cup final
“I think I’m never going to get over it,” Mbappe said, speaking 10 days after he scored a hat-trick in the final against Argentina which the South Americans won in a penalty shootout.
But the French star added, “”As I said to my teammates, there is no reason why the club should pay the price for the failure of the national team, they are two very different situations.”
As the Ligue 1 – the top flight football in France – had its first set of ties, match day 16, on Wednesday after the World Cup break since Nov 13, the PSG resumed their charge for another title with 2-1 victory against the visiting Strasbourg.
With 71 percent ball possession and 90 percent pass accuracy, the score line doesn’t reflect the actual situation as it was Marquinhos’ own goal in 51st minute which the leveled the match. But it was Marquinhos who had gave the lead to his side with a 14th goal as he netted the ball on a cross for Neymar.
The stalemate continued till the 97th minute in the injury time when Mbappe converted a penalty to decide the match after winning the spot kick.
It means Strasbourg have never won against PSG in the 32 Ligue 1 games – 25 victories and seven draws for the French giants.
Meanwhile, Brazilian star was red carded in the 62nd minute after receiving two yellow cards during the match. The second for stimulation as he dived while claiming a penalty in the opposition’s box although there was no contact. A minute earlier, he had received the first when caught the face of Strasbourg player.
In other matches on Wednesday, Monaco defeated Auxerre 3-2, Lille overcame Clermont Foot 2-0 while Lyon had 4-2 victory against Brest.