The essentials The attacking Argentine midfielder left the Parc des Princes turf prematurely during the Ligue 1 tie against Nantes on Sunday 14 March. According to L’Équipe newspaper, members of the player’s family present at his home were kidnapped.
Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino presented it at a press conference on Sunday evening: An extra-sporting event disturbed his players, who had beaten Nantes 2-1 at home on the 29th day of Ligue 1.
Agence France Presse confirmed a few minutes later that the home of the Parisian player Angel Di Maria had been broken into, even though the Argentine was next to his partners on the Parc des Princes lawn. According to the newspaper L’Équipe, members of his family were present at his home at the time of the robbery and were abducted.
For this reason, Di Maria left the field of play visibly moved and was replaced by Leandro Paredes.
When he left, the Argentine exchanged a few words with coach Mauricio Pochettino and then went straight to the locker room.
“It’s a disappointment to have lost three points but the group was concerned about things that you probably already know,” the coach said at a press conference at the end of the meeting. This is not an excuse, but there was an unusual loss of energy. Yes, we talked to the players, but not about what happened in football. There are situations outside of football that need to be considered. “
In addition, the capital’s club said the home of a second player, whose identity was not disclosed, also suffered a break-in on Sunday night.