Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino maintained that the below-par performance of Kylian Mbappe was not solely to blame for the 2-0 loss against Monaco on Sunday.
Following his underwhelming showing in a shock loss at the hands of Monaco, Pochettino defended Mbappe.
Pochettino jumped to the defence of Mbappe, who continues to be affiliated with Real Madrid’s LaLiga champions.
“Today, it’s not only Kylian but the whole team that hasn’t been at the level,” Pochettino said post-game.
“That didn’t show what it takes to win. But as I said, the first person responsible is the manager and I take responsibility for it.
“When you lose, the first person responsible is the manager and I fully assume it.”