‘I didn’t really have a lot of work to do!’: Simon Mignolet takes a dig at Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after Brugge held PSG and their all-star front three to a draw
- Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 1-1 draw by Club Brugge on Wednesday
- Kylian Mbappe’s skill and awareness allowed Ander Herrera to open the scoring
- However, Eduard Sobol’s cross was fired home by Hans Vanaken to level
Mignolet is experiencing a new lease of life since returning to his homeland
Simon Mignolet insists he was barely tested as Paris Saint-Germain’s all-star line-up of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar failed to beat Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men took the lead on 15 minutes when Mbappe skinned Clinton Mata before squaring for Ander Herrera to sweep home.
However, the Belgian side equalised when Eduard Sobol’s cross was fired home by Hans Vanaken via a deflection off Presnel Kimpembe to make it 1-1.
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi all started together in the Champions League
But Simon Mignolet was rarely troubled as Club Brugge frustrated an all-star PSG
That was how it stayed as PSG enjoyed 64 per cent possession but struggled to create chances as Mignolet told RMC Sport in quotes carried by Get French Football News: ‘I didn’t really have a lot of work to do, we played very well collectively.
‘We didn’t concede chances against a team with an incredible attack. You can’t mark them one on one, they have so much quality to get past you.
‘We tried to defend collectively to not leave them with any spaces. I made two or three saves that weren’t that difficult.’
Ander Herrera put Mauricio Pochettino’s men in front on 15 minutes at the Jan Breydel Stadium
Hans Vanaken levelled however after his shot took a big deflection off Presnel Kimpembe
PSG now turn their attention back to Ligue 1 as they look to maintain their 100% record
Mignolet left Liverpool in the summer of 2019 after six years at Anfield to join his current side and has won back-to-back league titles since.
Incredibly, the former Sunderland goalkeeper was voted 2019 Goalkeeper of the Year in his homeland after just four months and 18 appearances back in the Jupiler Pro League that yielded an incredible 12 clean sheets and saw the experienced stopper let in just seven goals.
PSG must now lick their wounds and return to domestic matters as they look to make it six wins from six in Ligue 1 this season by beating Lyon on Sunday at the Parc des Princes in a match that could see Messi make his full debut on French soil for Pochettino’s side.