Mbappe frustrated as Parisians salvage late point against Newcastle

During an electrifying match in the UEFA Champions League at the Parc des Princes, Kylian Mbappe voiced his disappointment with Paris Saint-Germain’s inability to score effectively, resulting in a 1-1 tie against Newcastle United. The game took an unforeseen twist when referee Szymon Marciniak, after consulting VAR, controversially granted a penalty for Tino Livramento’s handball inside the penalty area. Mbappe calmly converted the penalty kick, rescuing a point for his team. Nevertheless, the French forward is of the opinion that PSG should have secured a comfortable win, considering they wasted numerous excellent opportunities throughout the match. In an interview with TNT Sports, Mbappe expressed, “I always strive to excel, both for my national team and my club. It is my duty to score goals and support my teammates. However, I believe that I could have contributed more tonight, as I had multiple opportunities but failed to convert them into goals.”

Mbappe stressed the significance of taking advantage of scoring chances in the Champions League, affirming, “We have witnessed in several Champions League games that seizing the opportunities presented to you is vital. Despite having nine or ten clear-cut chances, we were unable to find the back of the net. If we can replicate our performance in Dortmund and convert our chances into valuable goals, we will be in a favorable position.” PSG’s qualification for the knockout stages will be guaranteed if they manage to achieve a win against Borussia Dortmund in their last group stage match. Nevertheless, any other outcome would create an opportunity for Newcastle. In order for Newcastle to have a chance of moving forward, they must secure a victory against AC Milan in their final home game. On the contrary, Dortmund secured their spot in the last 16 with an impressive 3-1 triumph at the San Siro, thanks to goals scored by Marco Reus, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, and Karim Adeyemi.

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