It’s the old story of PSG in the Champions League. Where did Lionel Messi-Kilian Mbappe-Sergio Ramos bring the elusive Champions League to PSG! With them, PSG left the last sixteen in two consecutive seasons. A post-mortem of such a failure on the European-serra stage may reveal many reasons.
PSG coach Christophe Galtier, however, chose the easy way out. The reason given is not getting some important footballers in the two legs.
Mbappe suffered from injury in the first leg at home. The French star entered the field in the second half against Bayern without fully recovering from the injury. Marco Verratti returned from injury in that match, as did Mbappe.
Before the second leg, PSG’s injury problem increased another step. Because Neymar and Presnel Kimpembe have been sidelined for the entire season due to injuries. Galtier attributed the loss to not having a few footballers from the first eleven in such an important match.
PSG coach said after the match, ‘When we were playing the best football, we couldn’t score. Then we scored a ridiculous goal. We didn’t get any important footballers in both legs. This is basically what made the difference. Such a result is disappointing, but we have to digest it.
Exit from the Champions League, that is, the PSG project made with Messi-Neymar-Mbappe failed. So the major changes that are going to come to the PSG squad are certain.
Will coach Christophe Gaultier be in PSG’s new project? Such a question is not irrelevant. On the question of his future at PSG coach Christophe Galtier said, “It’s not right to talk about it now. Basically, whether I stay or not depends on the decision of the PSG management and the president. Naturally there is frustration. Because the club wanted more from this tournament.