Mbappe blasts PSG's team-mates after 5-1 defeat to Lille

Jose Fonte Lille 2018-19

Juan Bernat saw red in the 36th minute after scoring PSG's only goal of the game - an 11th minute effort which cancelled out Thomas Meunier's own goal.

Lille's Jose Fonte and teammates celebrate after the match.

PSG's problems began to mount as they lost first Silva and then Meunier to injury, but the biggest blow to Thomas Tuchel's game-plan came eight minutes before the break when Bernat was sent off for a tug on Pepe.

"We will win the league, but you have to lose in the right way".

"We lack personality, it's one of our flaws, we have to correct this".

With a chance to officially clinch a second straight Ligue 1 title with a result against Lille, PSG instead slumped to a heavy 5-1 defeat to the second place side.

World Cup victor Mbappe had already had one goal chalked off by the officials when a comical Meunier own goal set Lille on their way after six minutes.

Attacker Pepe slotted home Lille's second five minutes after the break when he latched onto a superb Jonathan Ikone through ball and after that the floodgates opened. "We played like debutants".

"We've still got six matches left and we need to win at least three or four to be assured of the Champions League next season".

Christophe Galtier's side went 2-1 up six minutes into the second half when Pepe beat the offside trap to score from close range.

But Tuchel took umbrage to the comments after the match and has since played down suggestions of any psychological shortcomings from his squad, instead commenting that he was forced to utilise "sick players who should not have played". "What has not been normal has been winning most matches with so few players".

"Today we played like amateurs". I do not know who can play in Nantes as we will have just 13 or 14 players.

"With 10 players it became complicated, we played with sick players who should not have played. To win here, we would have needed more quality".

"Yes, I will be telling the president as this situation is not good".

Earlier on Sunday, Saint-Etienne closed in on Champions League football after Mathieu Debuchy scored twice in a 3-0 win over Bordeaux that moves them to within three points of Lyon.



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