The composition of PSG, which should start against Manchester City
Posted On May 3, 2021
After such a flawless initial 45 minutes, it is hard to believe that Paris Saint-Germain is heading to Manchester with all this on Tuesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side gave up a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at home in their Champions League semi-final and must now reap the perfect performance if they want to reach two finals in two years.
After knocking out Bayern Munich and taking the lead against City, the elimination from the tournament in the last four will be bitterly disappointing. Here’s how Les Parisiens can line up in an attempt to make a dramatic comeback.
Kaylor Navas (GK) – Navas had a disastrous performance on the first leg and has to reunite on the second. He has a pedigree and a resume to help his country turn things around, but now he has something to prove.
Alessandro Florenzi (RB) – The 30-year-old made a solid substitution as his team disintegrated around him for the last time. He will have to provide an attacking boost in the second match with the weight on PSG to get the result.
Marquinhos (CB) – Two goals in two games for the Brazilian central defender. Maybe PSG would have done better with some tactics in Sunday’s league, playing Marquinhos as an improvised forward from offline.
Presnel Kimpembe (CB) – In the week between the legs, Kimpembe hopes that being in a defensive wall means not allowing holes in that wall and actually interfering with the free kick.
Abdu Diallo (LB) – Without losing, Diallo’s line-up over Bakker could be a fine but successful change for PSG. The 24-year-old is enjoying an impressive personal season.
Ander Herrera (CM) – Following the removal of Idriss Guy, the former Manchester United midfielder must collect some hatred from a previous rivalry and use it as fuel to return. The solid performance will bring him back to the good books with United fans.
Leandro Paredes (CM) – When he’s good, he’s amazing. But when it’s bad, it’s the complete opposite. PSG needs Paredes to be in top form to break through the Manchester City press.
Marco Verratti (CM) – Placing the Italian in a slightly more advanced role proved to be successful in viewing. Verratti is key to moving PSG forward; they have to do more to bring him the ball.
Angel Di Maria (RW) – Like Herrera, Di Maria has a chance to win a few Brownie points with United fans. Because this is obviously everything that interests him. Obviously.
Moise Kean (ST) – Kylian Mbappe missed the victory of PSG at the weekend and it seems a real doubt after he was filmed limping, although he was included in the lineup. Expect Keane to take his place, otherwise Pochettino would take a huge risk.
Neymar (LW) – If Neymar puts in half as much effort to take on players and score obscene goals as he does to smoke tools when it is difficult, PSG will easily reach the semi-finals. The Brazilian there is to take more responsibility if he wants to reach truly elite levels.