Paris Saint-Germain’s match against Manchester United on Tuesday night was supposed to be a chance at redemption. The Red Devils eliminated PSG from the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and their return to the Parc des Princes was a chance for Les Parisiens to prove that result was a fluke. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
On this episode of The 1970, I’m joined as always by Marc Damon and we give our instant reaction to discuss PSG’s frustrating 2-1 loss United and discuss who is to blame.
According to my followers on Twitter, most PSG supporters believe manager, Thomas Tuchel is to blame for the loss to the Premier League side, and Marc and I agree but for different reasons.
Who is to blame for PSG's loss to Manchester United?
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Marc believes Tuchel’s inability to create a system in which Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. can thrive is a fireable offense. While I tend to agree with him, I think Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, should make a change to inject some optimism into the squad and supporters. It worked for FC Bayern Munich last season as they won the Champions League over PSG.
More bemused than upset. PSG has zero business winning that match and I think we know that. But let’s get down to brass tacks. Neymar hasn’t scored a UCL goal since March, Mbappe since last December. Somebody has to get fired over that, I’m sorry I don’t make the rules #PSGMUN
— Marc Damon (@MarcDamon9) October 20, 2020
Tuchel may keep his job for a couple of more weeks. PSG host Dijon FCO on October 24, and then travel to Turkey to play Istanbul Başakşehir F.K. That’s a game PSG should win comfortably but if things go south, it’s hard to imagine Tuchel continuing with PSG and the club’s future in the Champions League this season would very much be in the balance.
The podcast concludes with us answering questions from Twitter, including what we think of the rumor that a European super league could be a reality in the near future.
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