Paris St Germain (PSG) has won its 11th Ligue 1 title, but its future looks uncertain after another failure in the Champions League. The team’s poor performances were due to poor recruitment choices and a lack of proper team spirit. PSG spent over a billion euros in transfers since 2011, but coaches have come and gone without success. PSG’s attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Neymar failed to gel, and there is speculation that both Messi and Neymar could leave the club. PSG’s management errors have led to protests from fans, leaving the team to build almost from scratch yet again.
In light of the recent report by Reuters, Paris St Germain (PSG) has secured their 11th Ligue 1 title, but their future remains uncertain after yet another failure in the Champions League. Despite having assembled a team around Kylian Mbappe, the club failed to win the French Cup, and Lionel Messi was largely disappointing while Neymar missed the second part of the season due to injury.
Gianluigi Donnarumma did not provide the same safety he gave Italy in their Euro 2020 winning campaign, and PSG exited the Champions League in the last 16 for the fifth time in the last seven campaigns. The club’s poor performances were due to some poor recruitment choices and the lack of proper team spirit.
While on paper, Mbappe, Messi, and Neymar could form the most formidable attacking trio on the planet, it never really gelled, and they were barely supported by a less-than-average midfield with Marco Verratti a huge disappointment throughout the season. Since Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in 2013, coaches have come and gone, all failing to get a grip on the squad in spectacular fashion.
Laurent Blanc, Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel, and Mauricio Pochettino have come short, and so did Christophe Galtier this season. Messi was suspended for an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this month, but Galtier said he had nothing to do with the decision to sanction the forward, whose form has nosedived spectacularly after he won the World Cup with Argentina.
Messi scored PSG’s opener from Mbappe’s pass on Saturday, but the 35-year-old is likely to leave the club at the end of the season. There is growing speculation that Neymar could also depart, leaving the management with a team to build almost from scratch, yet again.
PSG’s refusal to admit management errors has left their most devoted fans to protest repeatedly, which culminated in some of them gathering in front of Neymar’s home chanting for the Brazilian to leave. Their wish might be heard, but what’s coming next is anyone’s guess, and 12 years of sometimes erratic decisions do not inspire confidence.
To close, PSG may have secured their 11th Ligue 1 title, but their future looks blurry after yet another failure in the Champions League. The club’s poor performances were due to some poor recruitment choices and the lack of proper team spirit. Despite having assembled a team around Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi was largely disappointing, and Neymar missed the second part of the season due to injury. PSG’s refusal to admit management errors has left their most devoted fans to protest repeatedly, and their future remains uncertain.