When Liverpool and Real Madrid drew with their rivals, and when Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea lost, Paris Saint-Germain won eight straight league matches. At present, Paris Saint-Germain is riding high in Ligue 1, with two more rounds of matches already ahead of Marseille in second place by as many as 10 points, and one more round of matches than Nice in third place, which is 11 points ahead of Nice. Looking at the current state of Paris Saint-Germain, there are basically no surprises for the winner of Ligue 1.
Paris Saint-Germain’s strength in Ligue 1 is much higher than the other 19 teams, but last season, the title was eventually taken away by Lille due to the change of manager in the middle of the season. This summer, Paris Saint-Germain brought in Messi, Ashraf, Wijnaldum, Donnarumma and Ramos. 5 of these players, especially Ashraf, have performed well, contributing 3 goals and 2 assists for Paris.
Paris Saint-Germain’s current strength on paper can send out two sets of starters, such a lineup, not to mention in Ligue 1, is placed in the whole of Europe can not be compared to a few teams, but the real strength will have to test in the Champions League. Just like when Lionel Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain, the president of Bayern said that Paris Saint-Germain just pile up stars and can’t make the team win the Champions League, because these stars are hard to integrate together.
At the beginning, the Bayern president said this with suspicion of jealousy, but now it seems that what the Bayern president said is very correct. In the first round of the Champions League group stage, Paris Saint-Germain drew with Belgian team Brugge away from home. In that game, Messi and Neymar passed to each other more often, but the two basically did not interact with Mbappe. After that match, French media “Team” said Neymar and Messi were not very interested in Mbappe.
If the last time was just the beginning of Paris’ internal conflict, this time it escalated against Montpellier. Paris hosted Montpellier and Geyer and Draxler scored 1 goal each for Paris. Mbappe was substituted in the 87th minute of the game, after which he openly blamed Neymar to his teammates from the bench. Just 2 minutes after Mbappe came off the field, Neymar assisted Draxler to score a goal, for which Mbappe complained to his teammates that Neymar doesn’t even pass me such a ball.
Mbappe and Neymar have a long history of conflict, although when the two first joined Paris in 2017, Mbappe publicly said he was here to assist Neymar, after all, at that time Mbappe’s fame was far less than Neymar’s. However, just after two seasons, Mbappe’s various data exceeded Neymar, plus the shining in the World Cup, Mbappe has been unwilling to submit to Neymar, he repeatedly said publicly that he did not have the privileges of Neymar in the club.
Mbappe’s provocation Neymar naturally look in the heart, the two face and heart and not, which is also estimated to be an important reason why Paris lost the Ligue 1 title after Cavani left. Now with the arrival of Lionel Messi, Neymar is feeling relied on, with a helper, he will isolate Mbappe even more. Mbappe is naturally aware of the relationship between Messi and Neymar, so this is estimated to be the reason why Mbappe when Messi joined Paris is bent on leaving this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain although more stars, but the current poor performance of Wijnaldum, Ramos is slow to play, Messi made several appearances performance is low, now also began to recuperate from injury. And Neymar and Mbappe contradictions intensify, so the seemingly strong lineup of Paris wants to build something in the Champions League competition but it is not easy. Piling up stars can certainly improve the club’s influence, but the conflict between the stars will also intensify, which will seriously affect the harmony of the dressing room and further affect the club’s performance.