Kylian Mbappe calls for PSG players to 'respect each other' following Monaco loss

Mbappe has called for PSG players to respect each other
Mbappe has called for PSG players to respect each other / John Berry/GettyImages

Kylian Mbappe has urged his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates to respect each other following the 3-0 defeat to Monaco on Sunday.

The Ligue 1 leaders were beaten just two weeks after their Champions League exit to Real Madrid. Mbappe and PSG captain Marquinhos were not happy with the result and heavily criticised the team for the performance.

"We lost to a great team who are playing to get into Europe. They were determined and carried out their game plan," ex-Monaco star Mbappe said.

"I hope they get into Europe. They deserved to win. The goal is to go for the 10th league title. The rest doesn't matter.

"Even if we win 8-0 or 9-0, people will still be thinking about the Champions League. We must remain professional and respect each other.

"We have to respect the fans who support us, the people and our families. You have to respect yourself if you have a shred of respect for what you do."

Marquinhos were similarly critical of PSG's display, and claimed PSG might even miss out on the Ligue 1 title.

"It's a catastrophe and difficult to digest. It's our worst game of the year," he told reporters. "We're in a tough spell and we can't throw it all away. We have to work together to get out of this moment.

"There were a lot of expectations [against Real Madrid] and the defeat hurt us. We still have goals to chase. If we keep performing like this, the title will be in danger. We have to stay on our toes."