While Saint-Maximin had obtained a valuable penalty that would have allowed his team to return in the game. It was Alassane Pléa who advanced but the former Lyonnais missed his attempt, symbolizing the end of the hopes of the men of Lucien Favre in the crucial match of Sunday evening.
On the night of Sunday to Monday, on Instagram, the Italian international explained why it was not him who took up the responsibility of taking the kick. He was not “frightened” in his own words.
“Do not tell me I was afraid of shooting that penalty. I’ve gotten a lot more difficult. My will was to help a teammate to get up in a difficult evening. Seriously the one who said I was afraid never saw me playing football … Idiot. “