It’s no secret that this season, Paris Saint-Germain has struggled to dominate their opponents, especially in Ligue 1. Whether it’s manager Thomas Tuchel’s tactical game plan or the players the acquired themselves, something is off about the squad.
Through 12 domestic matchdays, the capital club is holding onto their first place position in the French league by one point as Olympique de Marseille is on the verge of leapfrogging Les Parisiens into first place.
PSG’s struggles don’t remain domestically when the UEFA Champions League competition comes around. They lost two of their first three group stage fixtures and were on the verge of heading to the UEFA Europa League if it weren’t for two straight wins.
Nonetheless, even some of the capital club’s wins haven’t looked appealing to the casual fan to watch, according to former AC Milan manager Arrigo Sacchi, who spoke about PSG’s playing style during an interview on Eurosport (via Sport.fr).
“I don’t watch PSG a lot because I don’t like it. I saw 30 minutes of the match against Istanbul Basaksehir, and I changed. It’s a team that is not based on harmony and beauty. It is a team that relies on individualities and economic strength,” Sacchi said.
“It’s a group, not a team. A team is when 11 players manage to internalize things. It goes beyond tactics and technique. It’s when the responses become automatic, from training to matches.”
Comments like these are tough to accept, considering the squad has Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé. However, the 21-year-old hasn’t looked like himself this season, and when the Brazil international isn’t on the pitch, it’s often a tough product to watch.
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