Paris Saint-Germain is in a self-reflection period following their UEFA Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid last week. The capital club was up 2-0 on aggregate and conceded a hat-trick to Karim Benzema in the second half, leading to the 3-2 win for the Spanish club.
There are plenty of pundits examining what’s wrong with the capital club, who’s prone to humiliating itself in the knockout stages of Europe’s top competition. During a segment on Late Football Club, former PSG striker Mickaël Madar gave his insight.
“The problem is that it is recurrent with PSG. For me, it’s no surprise; I said that PSG would not go to the final and that they would not win the Champions League again this year. Because for me, it’s not a team, it’s not a football club. Of course, we need a revolution, but it won’t help much,” Madar said.
“They should have changed a long time ago. There are players who have experienced trauma in this team and who had to be eliminated for a long time. Which? Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria… You win nothing with these players! […] At some point, you have to ask yourself the right questions. For me, PSG died in 2011; it is no longer PSG.”
"C'est pas un club de Foot…"
— Late Football Club (@LateFootClub) March 11, 2022