Paris Saint-Germain started what is perhaps the biggest transfer offensive in football history in the summer with the signings of Messi, Donnarumma, Ramos, Hakimi and Wijnaldum. The Ligue 1 club has the absolute elite in every position and can actually only beat itself with a look at the names. The French football legend Robert Pires also recognizes a weak point.
With a draw against Club Bruges, the star ensemble Paris Saint-Germain got off to an unimpressive start into the new Champions League season. Maybe the 1: 1 was the first indication that it might not be that easy for the capital city club with the big goals. The former Arsenal star is already showing some doubts.
“In order for the dream to come true, Paris Saint-Germain has to form a unit on the pitch. This is still not the case today and is certainly the largest construction site for Pochettino at the moment,” complained Pires in an interview with the kicker.
It has always been easier to create a series of top players with a little money than to form a really nearly indomitable team. Pires feels reminiscent of Real Madrid’s “Galactic” who, despite players like Figo, Ronaldo, Beckham, Zidane and Raul, failed to win the premier class between 2003 and 2007.
Accordingly, the former winger also sees a team that Paris could overtake the rank with completely different virtues.
“Paris has to function as a team from now on, otherwise the Champions League will not work, and I immediately think of a team that has embodied it like no other in Europe for years. Bayern Munich,” said Pires.
The German record champion has absolutely done it to the former world-class player.
“I admire the club, which has a clear philosophy and proves again and again that the institution FC Bayern stands above every player. No matter whether Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski or Joshua Kimmich, they are not more important than FC Bayern,” he added the end.
This is exactly where Robert Pires recognizes the difference between FC Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain.
“There is always talk of the club in Munich and I think that’s wonderful and impressive. In Paris it’s the other way round. People never talk about the club, but always about individual players like Mbappé, Messi or Neymar. That’s what makes me feel always disturbs “, he stated and continued:” In this regard, the Parisians should orient themselves towards FC Bayern if they want to achieve their goals internationally, “he demanded.
While the whole team at Bayern works on the defensive, players like Mbappé and Neymar often seemed listless in this regard.
With Messi, there is now another player who does not like to get involved in working against the ball. According to Pires, it can only work at Paris “if the midfield does the dirty work, behaves in a disciplined manner and ensures a good balance”.
However, according to Pires, something has to change fundamentally at the club in order to be one of the greats.
“The top of the club must ensure that there is no longer constant reporting on individual players, but on the entire team. As long as PSG does not understand that no player is above the club, this club will never end up on Europe’s throne. That is elementary if you have such ambitions, “he criticizes the top club hard.