In domestic competition, Paris Saint-Germain got off to a terrible start, with the loss to Olympique de Marseille ending a nine-year unbeaten streak, being the low point of their early 2020-21 season woes.
However, the capital club steered past its slow start. After a rough September, Les Parisiens found their footing in October and is on top of the Ligue 1 standings with 21 points despite the squad’s injuries.
Much like their slow start to their domestic season, PSG fell on matchday one of the UEFA Champions League group stage at home to Manchester United FC, who are currently 15th in the Premier League table.
Nonetheless, the capital club put their European season back on the rails after their win in Turkey last week against İstanbul Başakşehir. Now they’ll look to put themselves in the top two with back-to-back fixtures against RB Leipzig, who they were able to defeat in last season’s Champions League semi-final.
With PSG seemingly back in the driver seat potentially of their destiny in the Champions League, former capital club midfielder Blaise Matuidi isn’t worried about Les Parisiens, even with their slow starts during an interview with Téléfoot La Chaîne (via Canal Supporters).
“We must not forget that PSG made a Champions League final. It’s not nothing when we know the desire of the club to be able to lift this trophy,” Matuidi said. “They lost a very important player in the person of Thiago Silva, who was, for me, one of the leading men in this project.”
“Now they have players who are some of the best strikers in the world, and I think they’re going to be in the running again this year, but for that, they have to be together. We know that the difficulty in this club is to be united, and that’s only how they will get a result.”
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