After only winning Ligue 1 last season, there was an expectation for Paris Saint-Germain to sweep their trophies domestically and challenge in the UEFA Champions League.
However, that isn’t the case since the French giants crashed out in the Coupe de France Round 16. As a result, many believe the capital club is in crisis heading into its first-leg matchup against FC Bayern Munich on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes.
French football pundit Didier Roustan noted that he doesn’t believe that PSG is in a crisis. Additionally, he believes that eliminating Bayern Munich will cause many who are panicking to calm down.
“For a month, they have been in a crisis,” Roustan said on L’Equipe du Soir (h/t Paris Fans). “But it is not a crisis of unprecedented violence, which will be the case if there is elimination against Bayern.
“But they are in a latent crisis. They are lost on all sides; they no longer scare anyone. They change tactics every three seconds. But if they eliminate Bayern, we will forget everything.”
Nonetheless, the first leg might be challenging for manager Christophe Galtier as he’ll be without Kylian Mbappe for the first 90 minutes. Additionally, Lionel Messi and Achraf Hakimi picked up injuries in the loss to Olympique de Marseille.
It will be up to Galtier to draw up a tactical plan that allows him to come away with a positive result heading into the second leg.