I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s not easy being a Paris Saint-Germain supporter.
Sure, you have a star-studded squad and endless amounts of cash to sign more players, but between injuries, coaching drama, and unrealistic expectations, the club is constantly making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Guillaume Delaporte to discuss PSG’s 3-1 win over AS Saint-Étienne, Mauricio Pochettino’s future at the club, injuries, and the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Up first, we break down the win over Saint-Étienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. The offense looked better, but the defense was beaten once again by a diagonal pass into the box to wide-open attackers. Sergio Ramos did start and despite the goal given up by PSG, we were impressed overall with his performance.
During the match against ASSE, Neymar Jr. went down with another ankle injury and had to be carried off the pitch. The extent of his injury hasn’t been released by the club yet, but we question whether he should have been on the pitch in the 88th minute with PSG in full command of the match.
Speaking of injuries, we also discuss Marco Verratti’s injury history and whether PSG needs to sign a midfielder in January if they can’t rely on their world-class maestro.
Next, we discuss Mauricio Pochettino and whether PSG will sack him for Zinedine Zidane. With so many superstar players in Paris, it would make sense to bring in a high-profile manager who has the resume to command the respect of the dressing room.
Finally, we wrap up the show by talking about the Champions League and who we want to see PSG play in the Round of 16.
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