In « Rothen ignites » this Wednesday on RMC, Jean-Michel Larqué questioned the speech made in recent days by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. He no longer believes in the words of the president of PSG and is now waiting for action.
« Here we go again! He hasn’t changed his speech. » Obviously, Jean-Michel Larqué was not at all convinced by the recent interviews with Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. Whether in the columns of Le Parisien, Marca in Spain or the Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, the president of PSG has hammered home the same message: « the end of the glitter » and a change of strategy for a return to « reality « .
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« He lost his touch »
« That’s exactly what he’s been saying in recent years. He continues to lie. It’s the players who continue to decide », reacted Jean-Michel Larqué this Wednesday in the program « Rothen ignites » on the RMC antenna. « He takes us for the partridges of the year when the same day he says that there is no correlation between the extension of Kylian Mbappé’s contract and the departure of Leonardo. He decided that it would be different next season but that would be nice to discuss it with a coach he still hasn’t appointed. He also said that he had never been in contact with Zinedine Zidane. He could have said that from day one. He waited that the case is almost buried », insisted the member of the Dream Team RMC Sport.
He also believes that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has « lost his touch » and that his words will quickly have to be translated into action to give new impetus to PSG, still clinging to its dream of the Champions League. « The players have already anticipated what was going to happen. Paredes, Kurzawa, Draxler… they all want to stay. We’ll see if Nasser Al-Khelaïfi will really expunge from PSG those who are not part of the project », he said. he concluded.
Jérôme Rothen, on the other hand, defended the Parisian president: “I believe him. I criticized him throughout the year for not speaking. He chose to step back, but to err is human. Yes, it accumulates. Indeed, he has already had words in 2016 and 2019, but he is able to question himself. It started with the departure of Leonardo and the arrival of Luis Campos. Decisions will be certainly taken in the locker room. If things change by the end of August, with the departure of certain players, we can say that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was perhaps right. I don’t want to call him a liar. »