Problems in the Arab paradise. Petro-dollars can buy precious stars, but not everything can be ironed out. A lot of things in the space shuttle of Mauricio Pochetino do not fit from the beginning, as if it is too heavy from the strong rolled stars and their astronomical salaries.
And then on to all that happened the case of Wanda Nara. Love broke, Wanda decided to leave Icardi, and the shaky atmosphere was further disturbed. But that's not everything, Neymar is not ready for the match of the third round of the Champions League against Leipzig.
The Brazilian superstar "brought" a groin injury from the national team gathering and will not play tonight. And, someone gets sick from love problems… While Sergio Ramos will not make his debut yet. The Arab owners certainly did not envision the beginning like this.
The worst is for Mauricio Pochettino because when things go wrong, he will be the first to be criticized. Dissatisfied people will point a finger at him, say that he can't deal with an expensive team, and bring the stars in order.
Everything is, however, a little more complex… But, if things go wrong, the causes will not be sought, analyzes will be made, but surgically precise incisions will be made and removed. In a team like this, the coach would be the first to fly.
Although Paris Saint-Germain is still far from that, after the turbulence, Mauricio Pochettino's work would be much easier if he came out of the duel with Leipzig, which is not doing well in the Bundesliga, with six points and probably secured a place in the knockout phase.
There has been no re-examination (yet), but there are those who are writing a draw with Club Brugge and a defeat by Rennes. But also a triumph over Manchester City. Flowers are not blooming in Paris, the situation is far from alarming, and in Leipzig, the era after the departure of Julian Nagelsmmann started upside down.
Definitely not as planned. Jesse Marsch jumped into Julian Nagelsmmann's big shoes, stumbles, but, it seems, manages to slowly establish the desired system. Leipzig suffered three defeats in the first four rounds of the Bundesliga, later catching a rhythm in Germany, but waiting for the first points in the Champions League.
And, Paris and Prince's Park are not a place you can count on points. Not even Manchester City, let alone Leipzig. A mitigating circumstance for Jesse Marsch is that the Paris Saint-Germain trio is one blade shorter. Also, there will be no suspended Angel di Maria.
In addition to Neymar, Leandro Paredes will be absent due to injury. For the match of the third round of the elite competition in the City of Light, Leipzig will be shorter for Dani Olmo.