Cesc Fabregas aims cheeky swipe at PSG by claiming their heads ‘were already on Tuesday’ ahead of RB Leipzig Champions League clash after Monaco took advantage of complacency to pull off comeback win
- Monaco came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Friday
- Midfielder Cesc Fabregas scored the match-winning goal from the penalty spot
- PSG host RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday, desperate for a win
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at Paris Saint-Germain by declaring that they were not fully-focused against his side as they fell to a 3-2 defeat.
PSG suffered their third league loss of the season on Friday night when they squandered a 2-0 lead at Monaco to eventually lose 3-2.
Kylian Mbappe had given the French giants a 2-0 lead within 37 minutes – a scoreline they held on until the 52nd minute when Kevin Volland pulled one back.
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has had a cheeky swipe at PSG after beating them in Ligue 1
Thirteen minutes later the Monaco forward equalised before Fabregas scored the match-winning penalty after PSG defender Abdou Diallo was sent off for a foul on Volland.
The result saw second-placed Monaco close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders PSG to four points and Fabregas believes their opponents thought the game was over after taking a two-goal lead.
PSG host RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday night – in a crucial game if they are going to reach the last-16 stage.
PSG had a two-goal lead at the break thanks to a brace from star striker Kylian Mbappe
The French champions surrendered a two-goal lead at half-time to lose 3-2 to Niko Kovac’s side
Thomas Tuchel’s side currently sit third in that group – three points behind Leipzig and table-toppers Manchester United.
And Fabregas feels that their upcoming game took priority for their title rivals, which worked to Monaco’s advantage.
‘We hoped that, if we scored one goal, the pressure would then be on PSG,’ he told Telefoot Chaine.
‘We knew that they had a difficult match on Tuesday against Leipzig, so we hoped that they would be a bit less aggressive in the second half.
‘For PSG, it is very difficult, they have a lot of players who came back late from their national teams, after that they have the Champions League and if they lose on Tuesday, it will be difficult for them to progress to the knockouts.
‘Their heads were maybe a bit already in Tuesday, so we took advantage of this opportunity.’
Thomas Tuchel (left) slammed PSG’s second-half display in their 3-2 loss to Monaco on Friday