The sadness of living such an afternoon in the Parc des Princes
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After the humiliating Champions League elimination against Real Madrid – another disappointment in the quest for a first European title – the Park’s faithful wanted to voice their anger. They chased the Parisian stars several times. The only one who was spared? Kylian Mbappe, impeccable against Real Madrid. Lionel Messi and Neymar were treated to the loudest broncas. A context that is far from clear to understand. †Inevitably we still hear them even when we are focused, concentrated in our match“, Presnel Kimpembe recognized at the microphone of Premium video before adding:We understand their disappointment, we understand their hatred and their crying“. But that’s not what will help to digest.
If he hadn’t hidden that he had already struggled to accept this exit from the European route – about “fury“while acknowledging that they are concerned”to sleep“- Mauricio Pochettino does not risk quickly forgetting this hostile reception from the Parisian public.”Anyone who loves PSG, its colors, and who feels the frustration of being eliminated can’t help but feel it. Sadness, I think that’s the right word, sadness to experience such an afternoon in the Parc des Princes“, the technician slipped again, who said to himself on the other side”satisfied with the performance of the team“, who has “answered, with professional performance†
A banner in the Parc des Princes requesting Leonardo’s departure, 2022
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In destiny, Lionel Messi and Neymar were therefore entitled to “special treatment”. If the other players were booed as they left the locker room, kick-off and half-time before playing in a climate of indifference, the two long-awaited stars who didn’t know how to let their talent speak the way we might expect de Merengue they lived a still dark Sunday. The two former Barcelonans, who had been whipped up by their fans before kick-off, were fired at with whistles every time they touched the ball. Even at the time of his goal, Neymar, who was sometimes insulted by the Auteuil stands, was booed extensively.
Kimpembe is eager to support his teammates, but remembers that this is not the story of this or that player. But from a group that merged in its mission. †We’re all to blame, there’s not one more than the otherlaunched the defender. We are a team, we are all together when it feels right or not†We are responsible, we just need to adopt as a team, and we will be united to the end‘ his coach added.
While the title is almost a story heard in L1 and PSG were eliminated from the Coupe de France, the end of the season promises to be a very long one for the Paris side. Which is not conducive to a reconciliation that will last a little longer with an audience increasingly characterized by the recurrence of European disillusionment under the QSI era. But if departures have already been announced, changes are desired and Mbappe’s future on the banks of the Seine becomes increasingly uncertain, Kimpembe hopes that his team will still manage to move forward despite this context.
†It’s time to show that we have character and that we are a team by staying united and strong together, even though it’s hard, very hard, because unfortunately that happens often. It’s time to lift our heads and show we are strong, competitorsWhich they didn’t show in Madrid, but this is not the time to shoot the ambulance.
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