The pitiful elimination of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening in the Champions League announced an earthquake. Finally, the club of the capital seems this time to want to react softly to all this, risking all the same to anger its warmest supporters.
While the leaders of PSG are trying somehow to calm the effects of the umpteenth European fiasco, there is a lot of turmoil within the community of Parisian fans, who are more and more critical and do not hesitate to question Nasser Al-Khelaifi. While the president of Paris Saint-Germain returned to his usual silence when his team lost, Christophe Galtier and some of his players were destroyed and paid the price for this new elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Even if the French coach seems to have saved his place until the end of the current season, except for the absolute sinking of PSG in Ligue 1, which happened after the elimination against Manchester United, the future is dark for him. But several players, however largely involved in the European rout, should kindly continue to wear the Parisian jersey.
PSG refuses to fire a few old timers
This is particularly the case for two players who have been the subject of much comment since the elimination of PSG in Munich, namely Marco Verratti, at fault on the first goal and who now seems unable to play 90 minutes at a high level, and Marquinhos, who started the match injured and came out very quickly in a relatively grotesque sequence since his replacement was also injured. But Verratti and Marquinhos can sleep peacefully, they are untouchable. ” Captain Marquinhos will stay and is discussing an extension which could extend until 2026 or 2027. Marco Verratti remains a central part of the project and will not budge”, announces the Ile-de-France daily, which adds that other players whose season has failed will remain with the capital club, namely Fabian Ruiz, Renato Sanches or even Hugo Ekitike, to whom we do not seem at all trust. Concerning Juan Bernat and Carlos Soler, nothing is recorded, but they too could stay.
This is the construction site of #PSG for next season: you need five holders to redo a successful XI. And still I haven’t opened the Donnarumma folder. All the others, it’s the door or the bench depending on age and profile. And of course #Galtier get out 🤷🏻 ♂️#BAYPSG pic.twitter.com/W1jGXwZgV2
— Nicolas Puiravau (@nikop17) March 9, 2023
These announcements are enough to annoy Parisian supporters, who will also have to digest the returns of Abdou Diallo, Leandro Paredes, Georginio Wijnaldum, Layvin Kurzawa, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi, who are on loan and should return. And this situation is boiling the pressure cooker, or rather the Parc des Princes, which could well explode during the reception of Rennes on March 19. Even if the PSG stadium is sanitized for a large part, on the side of the Collectif Ultras Paris we risk sending an unfriendly message to Christophe Galtier and his players, even if the anger is no longer at the level of that generated by the year after the crash in Madrid. Neymar and Lionel Messi had been insulted, but this year that will not be the case. ” Beyond the quality of the players or the frightening football IQ of some like Verratti, I am especially scared today by the difference between the two benches. PSG can’t manage to line up a starting eleven when Bayern present themselves with 18 monsters (…) If the Emir finally gets his head out of his ass, he releases Nasser and entrusts PSG to a competent guy. Galtier and Campos, you have to fire them given the results of their season. And you finally do a real cleaning by clearing the pre-retired, the depressed and the bad (it’s a lot of people) “Launches in particular Nicolas Puiravau, member of the Paris United collective, tired of seeing the European film of Paris Saint-Germain end in the same way. A message which has also been approved by Daniel Riolo in person.