What other team-focused football podcast can the hosts talk about a player being indicted, a club president under investigation for kidnapping, and a controversial late-night McDonald’s run? You get all that and more on the latest PSG Talking podcast.
On this drama-filled episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ethan of PSG Talk Fan Club Boise to discuss PSG’s recent results and look ahead to the return leg against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Up first, we catch up with Ethan who was at the Parc des Princes for PSG’s 1-0 loss to Bayern and Lionel Messi’s thrilling stoppage-time winner against Lille OSC. We get a glimpse into what the atmosphere was like for both matches and drill down into what went wrong for PSG against Bayern.
PSG’s most recent match was a convincing 3-0 win over rivals Olympique de Marseille at the Orange Vélodrome. It was a masterful performance from Kylian Mbappé and Messi, but is it a performance supporters can expect moving forward now that we’ve seen Marseille fall on hard times as of late? Should Christophe Galtier play the same lineup from this match against Bayern, or should he change things up?
Two players who won’t be making an appearance in Germany are Neymar Jr. and Presnel Kimpembe. The Brazilian is once again injured for the business end of PSG’s season and Kimpembe’s achilles tendon injury, suffered in the Marseille match, will keep him out for nearly the remainder of his contract (June 2024). We debate whether or not PSG should keep these players or look to sell this summer.
Off the pitch, PSG is dealing with legal issues concerning right-back Achraf Hakimi and president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Hakimi has been accused of rape, while Al-Khelaifi has been the subject of a “kidnapping and torture” investigation in France. While we don’t get into the details of each situation, we do question whether the drama is worth it and if the club would be better off under new ownership.
The show concludes with our predictions for PSG’s trip to the Allianz Arena, whether Messi will resign with PSG, and what impact Qatar’s potential investment in Manchester United could have on PSG.
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