PSG Talking Podcast: PSG’s Bittersweet Coupe de France Victory

Paris Saint-Germain capped off the 2023-24 season with a trophy celebration but also bid farewell to arguably the greatest player to ever wear the jersey.

On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ethan from PSG Fan Club Boise to break down PSG’s 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in the Coupe de France final. We also look ahead to what’s needed for PSG to take the next step, reflect on Kylian Mbappé’s final match, and discuss our transfer wish list.

First, we dive into what we liked in PSG’s win over Lyon. Ousmane Dembélé opened the scoring, and Fabian Ruiz doubled the lead in the first half. Surprisingly, both goals came off corners, which is something we haven’t seen much this season. Mbappé and Bradley Barcola created plenty of chances, and the full-backs Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes joined the attack and were dangerous all match. Vitinha continued his stellar play, and we wonder if he’s better than prime Marco Verratti.

Of course, there were negatives as well. From Fox Sports’ lack of promotion leading up to the match to the PSG and Lyon Ultras clashing before kickoff to the poor play from PSG’s center-backs off of set pieces, we go into detail about what needs to be fixed going into next season.

PSG closed out the season with a domestic sweep, having won the Trophée des Champions, Coupe de France, and Ligue 1. They also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in Luis Enrique’s first season in charge. We discuss the accomplishments and what it will take for PSG to take the next step under Luis Enrique.

We then hand out some awards, including the most improved player of the season, the most disappointing signing, and the goal of the season. We also talk about our transfer wish list and Dembélé’s performance this season, and we conclude with talking about Mbappé’s final send-off.

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