Nicolas Anelka was not kind to PSG after his sad draw on the lawn of FC Bruges (1-1), Tuesday, for his entry into the running in the Champions League.
Traveling to Bruges, the PSG this time was entitled to a smooth entry. A year after being surprised by Manchester United at the Parc des Princes for its debut in the Champions League, the club of the capital has yet been left for once again badly start its European campaign. The Parisians have certainly avoided the affront of a defeat, which would have been a real humiliation, but the draw conceded in Belgium (1-1) nonetheless remains a terrible disillusion.
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As soon as the match was over, the vice-champions of France logically suffered a volley of criticism. Present on the set of RMC Sport, Nicolas Anelka has not been kind to his training club. “It’s the PSG that we don’t want to see, he thus asserted. Nothing. Nothing was, except the first fifteen minutes. But apart from that, there was no intensity, no defensive retreats, no races… We didn’t see anything offensively, it will be complicated. If it plays like that, it won’t be possible to qualify. ”
PSG will indeed have to show a whole different face during its next two European meetings. In a fortnight, it is indeed Manchester City, his executioner of the last semi-finals that Mauricio Pochettino’s men will receive at the Parc des Princes. And this before finding Leipzig, mid-October, for a confrontation which will undoubtedly be crucial in the race for qualification. The two main rivals of the Parisians have also shown a completely different face the Etihad Stadium, the Citizens winning 6-3 after a particularly spectacular match.