A year when it is not sure of winning the championship, PSG would be wrong to neglect the Coupe de France. If this season behind closed doors, far from sentimental crowds, has only one merit for Paris, it is to remember that national trophies are not won by snapping your fingers. Or with the sole presence of the richest club in France and its stars on the meadow.
The capital club is rowing for everything and everything it will end up winning this time will have the value of those who are scrambling to pass the line in front. The outlook will change for PSG and this Coupe de France will count as much as the rest. It is even the only competition that Mauricio Pochettino takes from the start since in the championship as in the Champions League, the legacy of Thomas Tuchel can always serve as an excuse when it comes time to take stock. The Argentine coach is therefore not joking with this test and recalled it during his press conference when a parallel was submitted to him with the trip to Lorient (3-2), which turned into a fiasco.
The opportunity to review second knives
The idea is not to fall back into the trap of the match taken over the leg because the opponent looks much weaker. Motivation “must always be there when you wear the PSG crest,” Pochettino repeats. We must be efficient and give the best of ourselves, regardless of the opponent or the competition. “
This Wednesday evening against Caen, his team therefore begins a new conquest with the hope, like last season, of ending up in the effervescence of the Stade de France. With a little luck and some additional vaccines, it could even this May 19 for the final welcome a little public or even a lot if the doses end up arriving. But with PSG, the distant goal always marries an immediate goal: neither Caen nor the reception of Nice this Saturday should lead to a new injury.
In Marseille, Paris has already lost Angel Di Maria, package for Barcelona. This 32nd final remains the opportunity to review second knives, from Mitchel Bakker to Moise Kean via Danilo Pereira but the specter of injury will surely envelop PSG-Nice this Saturday. So close to Barcelona and with many more members of the usual type squad, the risk will be increased tenfold. Quiet week but burning issues.
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