Everything seems to indicate that what all Parisian fans (and in general) were waiting for will finally happen: the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, the most fearsome forward in world football, will come into action from the start of the match against Bruges for the first date of the Champions League.
This was confirmed by the French newspaper Le Parisien, in addition to questioning how Mauricio Pochettino will tactically approach the duel, who acknowledged in a press conference prior to the duel that “the team is not confirmed, we have not decided yet. There are some doubts after the last game. We will decide after training today ”.
The 49-year-old will have the difficult task of balancing a team that is a clear favorite to win the trophy in this edition after reaching the final and semi-final in the previous two.
So far the trio of attackers had never shared ground. In the four Ligue 1 dates that have been played so far, Mbappé was the only one who started from the start in each of them while Neymar and Messi saw action in the last presentation against Reims. However, on that occasion, the Brazilian was replaced by the Argentine in the 66th minute.
After the stoppage for the FIFA dates, Mauricio Pochettino will now have the three soccer stars available to align them from the start and it only remains to see how he will diagram the tactical formation to balance an eleven full of stars.
That August 29 in which Messi officially debuted with the number 30 on his back, the Argentine coach modified his scheme, converting it from a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1 with the former Barcelona as playmaker and the forward Gaul at the head. However, now with the three available, the Rosario coach could return to his most used tactic (4-3-3 against Lille, Strasbourg, Reims and Clermont).
In that scheme Lionel Messi would occupy the right zone and would throw himself towards the center as he used to do in the Barça team while Mbappé would position himself well in the center of the attack with a Neymar starting from the left side. It should be noted that Ángel Di María is suspended after receiving a red card in the semifinals of the previous edition against Manchester City.
Pochettino, however, will have to counter this offensive system with a medium that is in charge of perfectly executing the recovery task. With the doubt of Marco Verratti, who suffered a knee injury with the Italian team, the Argentine would go out with Leandro Paredes, Georginio Wijnaldum and the Spanish Ander Herrera of great footballing present.
Another of the doubts that is most talked about in the European country focuses on the bow. PSG recently signed the last Euro Cup champion goalkeeper, Italian Gianlugi Donnarumma, who has already publicly acknowledged his desire to play and compete. On the other side is Keylor Navas, a starting goalkeeper with good performances so far.
“Decisions will be made each time in relation to the competitions,” said the former Tottenham coach at the press conference after the triumph over Clermont with the intention of playing a neutral role in the competition for the goal of both players.
With Sergio Ramos still out due to injury, there seems to be no question about how the defensive zone will be shaped. Setting his sights on the four games in the League, and in the return of Marquinhos, the line of four will be with Hakimi on the right, the Brazilian and Kimpembe in the central defense and Diallo on the left. (Source: infobae.com)