Sometimes you need some time to properly reflect on a major event and that’s exactly what Marc Damon and I did following Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 defeat to FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final.
You can listen to the PSG Talking podcast for an instant reaction to the loss but on The 1970, we dissect what went wrong for PSG at the Estádio da Luz on August 23. Did manager Thomas Tuchel make the right decisions when it comes to his substitutions? Why couldn’t Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. step up when PSG needed a goal late? One thing became abundantly clear in that match against Bayern and that is Thilo Kehrer is not capable of playing right-back at this level of football.
The football world came to a standstill a week ago when the news broke that Lionel Messi wants to leave FC Barcelona. PSG are one of the few clubs who can realistically afford the 33-year-old and the rumor mill is churning out story after story about the possibility of him rejoining his friend and former teammate, Neymar, in the French capital.
We wrap up the show by talking about the ridiculous criticism of PSG not keeping their best youth players, Thiago Silva’s departure to Chelsea FC, and we answer listener questions sent via Twitter.
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