‘PSG Will Need Neymar More Than Ever’ – French Football Pundit on Paris SG Drawing Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarterfinals

There’s no denying that the one club everyone team in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals wanted to avoid was FC Bayern Munich. The Bavarian club has won seven fixtures, drawn once, and hasn’t lost in the competition this season. 

With Paris Saint-Germain drawing the German giants, the capital club will need to do something that no other club has done all season in the Champions League this season, defeat Bayer Munich. For RMC Sport‘s Jérôme Rothen, he doesn’t like those odds for Les Parisiens.

During his appearance on RMC Sport (via Foot01), Rothen was blunt in his analysis and stated what needs to go right for the French giants to advance past Bayern Munich. For one, it will take a healthy PSG squad to stand a chance, claims the pundit. 

“It’s going to be very difficult; it’s not a good draw. It will take a great Neymar to be able to transition from midfield to attack. PSG will need Neymar more than ever. He can play very well against a team that likes to press a lot. PSG can get out of German pressing, even if it is sometimes impressive,” Rothen said.

“PSG can tactically adapt to Bayern’s game, but it will take a 100% Neymar, a Verratti, and a Mbappé. After that, it is the worst draw that could be considered because Bayern is impressive. It was not possible to imagine less success for PSG on this draw.”

In the final last season, the capital club went toe-to-toe with Bayern Munich for over 90 minutes. The sole factor in PSG’s defeat was a goal from Kingsley Coman. It will be interesting to see how a matchup over 180 minutes plays out. 

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  1. Bayern need a stable and confident defensive and courageous back line supported by the midfielders together with the flank players to contain PSG deadly attack.Furthermore Bayern should intensify it training program to build up physically in order to progress to the semi finals. Finally tactics and strategy would be a big factor to determine the end results of both legs.I hope Bayern become victories.

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