Former Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger, who is the Director of World Football Development at FIFA, and the 70-year-old spoke with Europe 1 over a plethora of topics.
However, the only part of his interview that will catch the attention of Paris Saint-Germain supporters is when he declared the Ligue 1 champions one of the favorites alongside Manchester City for the UEFA Champions League trophy.
“For me, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the two favorites (of the Champions League) on their potential,” Wenger said.
One of the reasons that Wenger states that the capital club is one of the favorites is because of their talent, primarily Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé.
“The star policy is necessary, with Neymar and Mbappé, so they are lucky to have extraordinary potential,” Wenger said.
Despite favoring Les Parisiens and appreciating their talented duo, Wenger says that the squad’s overall structure isn’t as strong as previous ones. Stating the PSG was much stronger three or four years ago because of the competition that the positions had.
“Honestly, I find them a little less strong than they were 3-4 years ago,” Wenger said. “In the overall structure, they were maybe a little more complete 3-4 years ago, at all times. The competition (within the team) was also stronger.”
PSG will take on Atalanta BC next week, and we will see if the club can advance to the semifinals for the first time in the Qatar Sports Investment era.
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