What kind of team will PSG be when Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe play in one place (if he doesn't go to Real at the end of the transfer window)? The villains would say that everyone needs one ball. Paris Saint-Germain fans still have to be patient in order to see the trio of aces in the blue jerseys of the French runner-up.
Mauricio Pochettino is not in a hurry with putting Messi and Neymar into operation yet. They both had a longer vacation after Copa America. They haven't played a minute this season. It was expected that PSG could count on their services in Brest tonight (21.00) in the first match of the third round of the French championship, but the Argentine and the Brazilian did not travel to Brest.
Due to the injury, Sergio Ramos, a reinforcement from Real, will also wait for his debut in the new club. Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Layvin Kurzawa are still out due to injuries. It is expected that Angel di Maria, Marco Verati, Marquinhos, and Gianluigi Donnarumma could be on the team, who also had a hard summer.
And they missed the first two rounds of Ligue 1 when PSG won against Troyes and Strasbourg.
The tandem strikers at the start of the season are Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi. The Argentine is in great form at the start of the season, he scored a goal in the first two rounds, while the status of the French national team player is still unknown.
His contract expires next summer. Real have been flirting for months, feeling the pulse of PSG and Mbappe, but the situation is still unchanged. Pochettino is convinced that this season he will count on the services of one of the best strikers of today.
"Kylian is good, he trains hard and I believe he will have a great season. I said that in previous weeks, he is our player and I don't know why he wouldn't be with us." "This period is always interesting, there is a lot of talk about the finish of transfer period."
"The most important thing is that he is calm. He has another year of the contract. We are satisfied with him, and as far as I can see, he is also satisfied with us," Pochettino said at a press conference before the duel in Brest. The host has not beaten Paris Saint-Germain in the last 19 games.