The Qatari owners of PSG and their fans have more reasons than ever to dream of winning the first Champions League in their history. After losing the final in Lisbon in 2020 against Bayern Munich (0-1) and falling in the last semifinals against Manchester City, with the arrival of Leo Messi, the continuity of Neymar and the frustrated departure of Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid, they Expectations have skyrocketed in Paris: with this magical trident the title can finally be a reality.
Messi and Neymar already won the Champions League together in 2015 with Barça and today in Bruges they want to take the first step to reissue that success. After summoning both (they lost 4-0 to Clermont on Saturday for having played at dawn on Friday with Argentina and Brazil) and also to Mbappé, yesterday Mauricio Pochettino did not rule out aligning the three megacracks together for the first time and, moreover , of headlines.
The Argentine coach admitted that “you can not go against” the expectation created by seeing Messi, Neymar and Mbappé. On the other hand, he does not agree that PSG is the favorite to win this Champions League. “The team to beat is Chelsea, which is the one that won last year and has been reinforced with more money than PSG,” he argued. “We are a club that has recruited good players. We are not yet a great team ”. Of course, he feels privileged: “With these players I’m not going to complain about what I have.”
Today Ángel Di María and Idrissa Gueye are suspended due to suspension and Marco Verratti, Sergio Ramos (he has resumed his individual preparation on the field) and Layvin Kurzawa due to injury.