At PSG, young people from the training center have to work harder than elsewhere to make their mark in the first team. The arrival of Luis Campos, often sensitive to young shoots, could have helped them. But, it is quite the opposite for the moment.
Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé or even Neymar. With such big names at PSG, it is very difficult for a young player to get out of the game. If the Parisian workforce is the dream of more than one player, it does not represent the favorable environment for accumulating playing time. Since the arrival of QSI in 2011, more than one Parisian titi has noticed this, deciding to leave his training club before even proving himself in Paris. A situation all the more unfortunate when the starters explode elsewhere in Europe. The most emblematic case remains that of Kingsley Coman, who left PSG for Juventus in 2014. The French international scored Bayern Munich’s only goal in the 2020 C1 final against PSG.
Only two titis were able to play with PSG in 2022-2023
What give an impression of waste to the Parisian supporters. But the changes that occurred this summer within the sports management of PSG could reassure them a little on that side. Indeed, Luis Campos arrived at the post of sports adviser of the Parisian club. The Portuguese is known to trust young talents as he had previously at Monaco and Lille. Hope has returned for the titis, eager to rub shoulders more often with the Parisian stars in Ligue 1. Nevertheless, they were quickly disillusioned at the start of the season.
📊 They are only 2 players trained at PSG to have played in L1 with PSG this season: Kimpembe (540 minutes) and Zaire-Emery (9). This represents only 7% of available game time and is the worst ratio for 8 years: pic.twitter.com/3Xeyn2nhDq
— Paris Stats Germain (@ParisStats) September 24, 2022
Indeed, according to the statistics listed by the Paris Stats Germain account, only two players trained at the club have represented the PSG first team this season. It is not surprising for the first since it is Presnel Kimpembe, the Parisian defense manager for several seasons. The second is Warren Zaire-Emery who only played 9 minutes. In all, the two men played 549 minutes. This represents 7% of the playing time available for players trained at PSG. This is the worst percentage for them for 8 years. A figure that has fallen sharply in recent years when it amounted to nearly 25% in 2018-2019 with the Nkunku, Diaby and others. PSG has a real problem with its young people, not just the titis. Indeed, Hugo Ekitike, who arrived from Reims this summer, has only played 67 minutes with PSG since the resumption.