Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG in serious danger of surrendering Ligue 1 crown for first time in four years as Neymar is sent off in defeat to Lille at Parc des Princes April 5, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Lille moved back to the top of Ligue 1 with a crucial 1-0 win at Paris Saint Germain to leave the French giants in danger of surrendering their crown for the first time in four years.
Neymar was sent off in injury time as Mauricio Pochettino’s men fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes.
A deflected effort from Canada international Jonathan David settled the game, while Neymar and Lille defender Tiago Djalo were both dismissed after the pair clashed late on.
PSG now trail Lille by three points with seven matches left and Pochettino, whose team play Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the Champions League, has now seen his side lose their last three games at home in Ligue 1.
“It’s going to be difficult,” Pochettino told PSG TV.
“We knew very well that it was going to be tough until the end and of course we need to keep going and think of all competitions. We’ve got the Champions League coming up so we’ll focus on that.”
“They created fewer chances than us but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said.
“I think we deserved more at least a point or even three. In the end we lost and of course we’re very disappointed with the result.
“We didn’t create enough. We created more than them but not enough and maybe we showed a lack of aggression in the final third. We were thinking that with the dominance we would score but in the end the time ran out we didn’t score and we lost the game.”