Paris Saint Germain made a miserable performance as they lost 3-0 at Monaco in Ligue 1 on Sunday, a result that will put more pressure as it is less than two weeks following their Champions League exit.
With Lionel Messi excluded by a flu, the side showed barely anything at the Louis II stadium 11 days following being eliminated in the Champions League last 16 by Real Madrid who netted 3 goals in 17 minutes.
Monaco augmented to seventh on 44 points.
“They played well, congratulations to them. They’re a good team, a great club,” PSG striker Kylian Mbappe stated.
“The goal is to get the 10th French title. We can win 8-0, 9-0, people will talk about the Champions League. Whatever happens we must respect ourselves, if we have a little bit of self-esteem. We also need to respect the fans,” he added.
Ben Yedder put the Monaco ahead on 25 minutes after overthrowing Presnel Kimpembe at the near post to divert Youssouf Fofana’s cross into the top corner.
PSG improved a bit before the half-time, with Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi making chances, however their performance was still below their best.
They were not much good following the break, although Mbappe wasted a couple of good chances before Monaco doubled their lead in the 68th minute.
Pochettino substituted Leandro Paredes with Mauro Icardi and Neymar with Julian Draxler, but the changes had nil result as PSG were thrashed with another goal six minutes from time, which vouched PSG’s fourth succeeding away defeat in all tournaments.