The international break is still going on, unfortunately, but Paris Saint-Germain released a video today that will certainly help pass the time until club football kicks off once again.
The video is the first episode in what PSG is called “Back to the Past.” The episode features Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappé, Presnel Kimpembe, Julian Draxler, Abdou Diallo, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Ander Herrera, Marco Verratti, Juan Bernat, Keylor Navas, Thiago Silva, Pablo Sarabia, Marcin Bulka, and Idrissa Gueye.
The premise of the video is to show players a childhood photo of one of their teammates and they have to guess who it is. Some of the photos and reactions are better than others but it’s a great window into the personality of the players and you really get the feeling that they get along, which Thilo Kehrer stated in his recent interview with Kicker magazine.
Some of my favorite one-liners are when Diallo jokes that Verratti has a Justin Bieber hair cut in his photo and Draxler remarks that Bernat’s face hasn’t changed at all! Later in the video, photos of Thomas Tuchel during his playing days are shown to the players and Silva cracks on his playing style. “First of all, the picture shows that the coach wasn’t made for playing football, so it’s good he’s a coach!”
There was a heartwarming moment in between all of the laughter. While holding a photo of him and his mom, Silva says that he “had a dream to become a footballer and today, when I look back at the photo, I know that my dream came true.”
I always enjoy seeing the lighter side of the players in videos like this. Sometimes we take the games and results too seriously and it’s important to remember that for the most part, these are relatively young guys with great personalities. I’m looking forward to more episodes of this “Back to the Past” series from the club.
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