Luis Enrique, the debutant PSG manager for this season, was very pragmatic to engineer a 2-3 victory on the road on Sunday in the clash against Brest at the Francis-Le Ble stadium.
In his post-match press conference, Enrique acknowledged the unpredictability of this crazy match, stating, "More than a trap match, it was a difficult match. Brest had not yet lost at home. We had a very good start to the match, but it completely changed when Brest reduced the gap."
Touching on the second half, Enrique was harsh with his players by saying, "It's the worst we've ever done since I became the maganer of PSG."
Added Enrique: "I wouldn't have been surprised if Brest won. However, it is not an undeserved victory. In the first half, we could have scored four goals."
Enrique also addressed the incident surrounding Kylian Mbappe, who left the field amid disapproval from the Francis-Le Ble crowd. "We just knew that he had discomfort in his back; he had asked to be replaced. I just noticed that there was tension with a part of the crowd," Enrique clarified.
The eternal question of dealing with fan reactions arose as Enrique briefly touched upon the whistles during Mbappe's exit, stating, "To change or not, the eternal question." The coach's candid assessment and acknowledgment of the match's challenges reflect a pragmatic approach as PSG navigated a potentially tricky fixture in Brest.