After a rough start to the Ligue 1 season, Paris Saint-Germain has bounced back and strung together four straight wins. Despite the positive results on the pitch, there’s plenty of drama swirling behind the scenes.
On this episode of The 1970, which was recorded during PSG’s 6-1 win over Angers SCO at the Parc des Princes last Friday, Marc and Ed examine the current squad and how being so reliant on Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. to score goals can be a bad thing. Has manager Thomas Tuchel become lazy in coming up with his gameplan, especially in Ligue 1 play, because he has two of the top five players in the world?
We do know that Tuchel doesn’t believe his team is as strong as last season and his recent comments about that have not gone down well with Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director. With the transfer window coming to a close on Monday, Les Parisiens are running out of time to make the important signings that will help them return to the UEFA Champions League final.
PSG sporting director Leonardo: “I did not appreciate Thomas Tuchel’s recent comments, nor did I understand them. The club did not appreciate them either. If he decides to stay, he must choose to accept sporting decisions taken by the leadership.” https://t.co/qzuc6cwmfo
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) October 2, 2020
Before the Champions League final, PSG must go through the group stage and after last week’s draw, we now know that Tuchel will lead his team against Manchester United, RB Leipzig, and İstanbul Başakşehir. The two games against Manchester United should be very interesting considering Angel Di Maria’s history with the Red Devils and the report that Edinson Cavani could soon suit up for Premier League club.
The wrap up this episode by discussing potential what may happen on transfer deadline day and we answer questions from listeners.
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