Despite their Coupe de France victory over Lille OSC last week not affecting the Ligue 1 standings, it sent a message. Paris Saint-Germain is ready to turn that switch and try to run away with the French crown. Over the weekend, the capital club scored four goals in under 60 minutes.
Les Parisiens would leave with a 4-2 victory and sole possession atop the Ligue 1 standings. In the program After Foot RMC, French football journalist Daniel Riolo stated that this could be the turning point in PSG’s season.
“It is an important turning point in the season. Three days ago, even if it was not in Ligue 1, PSG had mistreated Lille. There they enter the important period. The great teams, it is from now on that they see each other. From the beginning of March, that’s where it plays out when the teams are stuck. PSG, in three days, corrected two direct competitors. It will be necessary to confirm against Lille after the truce. But there, it is a huge slap in the face of the Lyonnais. You give them a 4-0; after that, we will have to talk about the period of floating that followed. But let’s stick to the 90% positive,” Riolo said.
“PSG has been far superior to OL for at least 60 minutes. They could even have pushed them even deeper. Is this decompression natural? In all, it is not normal. PSG could have managed the 4-0. To concede these two goals is not normal. But 90% ultra-positive. The pressing, the way the team came up with Gueye and Danilo, both were good. All have given off a physical, technical, and collective strength. Frankly, they screwed them up! Mbappé, serious, who does not fuss, and then Kean relegated Icardi behind him. It has more activity; it offers more in the game, frees up spaces, allows the block to play higher.”
🎙 "Ce soir, c'est une énorme claque dans la figure des Lyonnais."
Daniel Riolo a vu un PSG "largement supérieur" à l'OL "pendant au moins 60 minutes" ce soir, et estime que désormais, "Kean a totalement relégué Icardi derrière lui". #rmclive pic.twitter.com/qpxlCTN1TK
— After Foot RMC (@AfterRMC) March 21, 2021
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