Despite the absence of many executives, the PSG won, without trembling, Friday night on the ground of the promoted messin (2-0). This is our traditional debriefing of this success in Lorraine for the 4th day of Ligue 1.
The speech of Leonardo. Faced with the burning news and the renouncement of Barcelona on Neymar, Leonardo came to speak to the press after the victory in Metz. The sports director exposed the club's position a few hours before the end of the transfer window. Nobody did that before him. Antero Henrique, his predecessor, has never faced the pickups. In a club that lacks spokespersons, Leo weighs, informs and occupies the field. Finally!
The spirit of seriousness. Playing at a promoted home when you are PSG can cause a little sufficiency. Tuchel's Paris did not make this mistake, displaying a spirit of seriousness if not brilliant.
Gueye in tune. He has only been a PSG player for two games and Idrissa Gueye is already showing an interesting level and new tactical options, with a search for systematic verticality and a volume that was no longer visible since Matuidi's departure. A successful integration.
We did not like
The offensive desert. Between a voluntary Sarabia but not very creative, a Choupo-Moting scorer who weighs little ahead and a Di Maria a little freewheeling after his penalty and his decisive pass, the PSG has merged in a kind of offensive desert.
Without Neymar for too long, without Mbappé and Cavani in September, and the three will miss the reception of Real Madrid on September 18 whatever happens, this PSG is still a little scary. It's light and we can not say that the club is waiting for Draxler's recovery to increase the level of threat to the opponent.