After the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 which PSG won 1-4, a couple of stories started emanated from the game. One of such stories was the argument between Mbappe and Barcelona’s 31-year-old left-back Jordi Alba.
According to reports, the French striker decided to use the argument that happened on the pitch to flaunt his ability to speak Spanish. It was interpreted that the argument started when Jordi Alba told Mbappe he was going big for himself when Barcelona prepared to defend PSG’s set-piece. Kylian Mbappe went on to reply: “In the streets, I’ll kill you”.
Shortly, the argument degenerated and was no longer between Alba and Mbappe. Barcelona veteran defender, Gerard Pique, got involved in the argument by asking Mbappe that: “Who are you going to Kill?” And Mbappe reportedly gave Pique a similar response.
Jordi Alba to Mbappé: "You're getting to big for yourself."— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) February 17, 2021
Mbappé to Jordi Alba: "In the streets I kill you
Alba to Piqué: "He's learning, the bugger is learning."
Piqué to Mbappé: "Who are you going to kill?"
Mbappé: "On streets I KILL you!" #BARPSGpic.twitter.com/o2Cyu8CDnH
Despite how heated the argument looked and sounded, it did not get so bad that the attention of the referee was dragged into it. The players were able to settle it among themselves and the match continued.
However, Kylian Mbappe went on to ‘kill’ Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, and the entire FC Barcelona team by scoring three goals against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
Before Mbappe, no player was able to score three goals against Barcelona since Andriy Shevchenko did so for Dynamo Kyiv in 1997. Hence, Mbappe returned to France with the match ball and the man of the match award.
Kylian Mbappe tortured Gerard Pique
On Tuesday, the whole world saw 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe single-handedly demolished FC Barcelona at Nou Camp. He did it without the availability of his usual star partners, Neymar and Angel Di Maria.
Though the world celebrated the fact that Mbappe scored three goals in PSG’s 4-1 win over Barcelona, the world could not ignore the torture 34-year-old FC Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique suffered in his hands.
Pique who has been out of football since November 2020 due to an injury and had to be hurried back before the game on Tuesday, February 16, was seen tugging on Mbappe’s shirt to stop him from racing away.
The frustration got so bad for the Spanish defender that he had to result in a shouting match with his fellow teammate, Antoine Griezmann.
When the score was still 1-1, a frustrated Pique reportedly shouted at Griezmann saying: “Let’s have a long possession, for fk’s sake. Fking hell! Let’s go. A f**king long possession!”
And Griezmann reportedly reacted with: “Calm, Geri, stop shouting.” But Pique continued with: “Fking hell Grizzi, fk’s s…”. And Griezmann added: “F**k you.”
Still, the quarrel did not end there, Pigue went on by telling Griezmann that: “No, f**k you. We’re suffering and it’s been like this for five minutes.” And Griezmann replied: “Don’t shout.”
“Motherf***er, we’re running like crazy,” Pique shouted. Griezmann replied: “I’m running too.”
Pique: "Not one fucking long spell of possession, fucks sake. Fucking hell! Come on!"— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) February 16, 2021
Griezmann: "That's enough Geri, easy."
Pique: "FFS Grizi, fucking hell!"
Griezmann: "Fuck off."
Pique: "No, you fuck off yourself! We're suffering, we've been like this for 5mins!" #UCL