Far from their best level in Israel, PSG have won. But the players confirm their great state of fatigue. A boon for OL?
Victory is at the rendezvous of Paris SG’s trip to Israel, but for once, the way was not there. The Parisians were shaken by Maccabi Haifa, and were able to count on their stars to get them out of this bad situation. Neymar, Mbappé and Messi each scored a goal, and Paris won 3-1 in Israel. Nevertheless, it is impossible not to notice that races and mobility were not present in this match. And it was no coincidence according to Danilo Pereira. If the Portuguese defender is one of the relatively fresh players since he was a substitute at the start of the season, he now has a string of matches with Kimpembe’s injury, and he puts himself in the place of the teammates who have had to make a string of efforts since the end of the month. of July.
Physically, PSG admits to suffering
» It was a difficult match with a very big atmosphere, a team that pressed hard. Our start to the match was not good, too soft. We lacked movement when the ball came out. The opponent presses well in these moments. We tried to have more movements afterwards. When you’re like that, the game is less difficult. Physically, it’s also difficult because we have a lot of matches every three days. When the matches are physical, you feel tired “Explained the former FC Porto player, for whom PSG is clearly sticking its tongue out. The international break can therefore do good, even if it is not often easy for a group of which most of the players are in demand. In the meantime, we will still have to take one last step with the match at OL. Facing a Lyon team which has not played this week, and will therefore want to set a big pace to put PSG under pressure. In any case, this very visible state of fatigue in Israel will necessarily have been noted by Peter Bosz and the Lyon staff, attentive to the performance of his future opponent.