The calendar has flipped to December and while Paris Saint-Germain isn’t in action due to the FIFA World Cup, plenty of PSG players have made headlines in Qatar.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m once again joined by Ethan from PSG Fan Club Boise to discuss the surprises and disappointments so far in the World Cup and debate whether two participants would be a good fit at PSG.
We begin with our surprises of the tournament so far. Several notable nations, such as Belgium, Germany, Mexico, and Uruguay crashed out of the group stage while Achraf Hakimi’s Morocco managed to top Group F and advance to the knockout stage.
Defending champions, France, entered the tournament with injuries to key players but thus far hasn’t let that slow them down. Kylian Mbappé has been the player of the tournament so far and Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time leading scorer. Could a date with England prove to be too difficult or can Mbappé lead his nation past a squad full of Premier League stars?
Unfortunately, the tournament hasn’t been without injuries to PSG players. Nuno Mendes went down for Portugal and Neymar Jr. injured his ankle in Brazil’s first match against Serbia. With news that Neymar could play in the Round of 16, we question whether he’s fully healthy or if he’s risking further injury by coming back too soon.
The show concludes with some transfer speculation. We discuss one player in particular who has caught our eye at the tournament and would be a good fit at PSG and debate whether Cristiano Ronaldo and Adrien Rabiot should be transfer targets in the near future.
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