Girondins de Bordeaux coach Jocelyn Gourvennec has looked to calm the reaction to star forward Malcom’s selfie with compatriot and idol Neymar Jr directly after the Girondins’ 6-2 Week 8 drubbing at the Parc des Princes.

It was a record humiliation for Bordeaux as Paris Saint-Germain stripped them of their unbeaten record for the season with no fewer than five goals in the first half, so when Brazilian prodigy Malcom posed for a selfie with Paris superstar Neymar Jr, it ruffled more than a few feathers in the Girondins‘ camp.

However, Bordeaux boss Jocelyn Gourvennec was circumspect concerning the 20-year-old Brazilian, who has been his main weapon – four goals and four assists – during an excellent start to the season.


“I think it was just a case of a young lad not thinking something through. Who hasn’t done that kind of thing before?” the coach, whose 14-match Ligue 1 Conforama unbeaten run was cut short as his side slipped three places to sixth with the heavy defeat, told French newspaper Sud-Ouest.

“Everyone makes mistakes in the course of a professional career, no matter what their overall body of work is like. The main thing is to make sure not to do it again. I will have a private discussion with Malcom to make sure that this kind of mistake doesn’t happen again.”




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