PSG: Herrera-Gueye, the middle empire

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PSG has continued to flawlessly since the start of the season. Winner of Montpellier 2-0 this Saturday evening as part of the 8th day of Ligue 1, the Ile-de-France club has a 8th success in a row. A magnificent series that begins to recall that of Thomas Tuchel during his debut, during the 2017/2018 season (14 consecutive victories to inaugurate in Ligue1). However, all was not perfect against the MHSC far from it even but two men knew how to pull out of the game. Idrissa Gueye and Ander Herrera.

Magnificent scorer with a powerful strike from the left under the bar of Omlin (14th), the Senegalese international did a considerable job in the midfield, harassing the ball carrier with vigor. In addition to his goal, the statistics speak for him, between 4 successful tackles out of 5, 3 interceptions and two other strikes, one of which could have gone to the bottom on the intervention of Omlin (58th). Something to satisfy Mauricio Pochettino at a press conference after the meeting.

Pochettino is not surprised

“It doesn’t surprise us but it’s great that midfielders and players in other positions that offensive players can score. The offensive contribution of these players is very important and we have seen it for a few matches. «  Olivier Dall’Oglio conceded that the danger could come from anywhere at PSG “Already, the attackers, you have to catch them. There, these are the environments that are highlighted. A terrible strike, alone 20 meters in front of the goal, it is danger « , recognized the Montpellier coach.

PSG had a second rudder in midfield with the presence of Ander Herrera. Author of an already cannon start to the season (4 goals), the Spaniard was omnipresent, winning 9 of his 11 duels played (a record in this match), also bringing the excess in front and in the area from behind . With an unusually awkward Neymar, he should undoubtedly have been credited with an assist on a superb ladle in the back of the Hérault defense (72nd).

3rd game only where PSG does not concede a goal

Accompanied by a Paredes a little further back, the Gueye-Herrera duo worked perfectly, protecting the axis of the defense, while regulating the game. Admittedly the opposition was not the most vehement this evening at the Park des Princes but it must still be emphasized that PSG did not take a goal tonight. This is only the third time this has happened this season in 10 games in all competitions. This is undoubtedly no accident.

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