PSG Press Review: Neymar, Kimpembe, Skriniar, CdF…

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Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Sunday, January 22, 2023. The physical states of Neymar and Kimpembe are worrying, the Pays de Cassel impatient to face the Rouge & Bleu, a competitive team aligned by Galtier in the Coupe de France, what is Milan Skriniar worth in central defense…

In today’s edition, The Team gives news of the physical state of some executives of the workforce of Christophe Galtier23 days from the round of 16 first leg of Champions League facing Bayern Munich (February 14th). Since last summer, this period post-World Cup had already been perceived as a pivotal moment by the duo Campos-Galtier. “She may be more than expected. The staff is thinking about the animation which currently leads to the installation of a scheme with four defenders, with a diamond-shaped midfielder.reports THE. However, the physical condition of some players thwarts the plans and there are many sources of concern. The first concerns the ankle of Neymar Jrvictim of a sprain during the Global to Qatar. “The Brazilian is having the worst difficulty finding the rhythm. The infiltrations suffered during the Global weigh and raise doubts. » Internally, there are questions about the time needed for the number 10 to regain its optimal form. Doubts that also concern Presnel Kimpembe. Titi’s Achilles tendon injury does not seem trivial “and comes after several years where the world champion felt pain in this area. » The only real bright spot at the moment is the upcoming return to collective training of Marco Verratti.

The sports daily also looks at the round of 16 between the Kassel country and the PSGwhich will take place this Monday (8:45 p.m. on bein Sports). A special meeting for two players from the club Regional 1, Alexis Zmijakdefender and captain, and Clement Boudjema, midfielder. Indeed, they will be opponents of the Rouge & Bleu but remain great enthusiasts of the Parisian club by being in particular ultra active in Grandstand Auteuil. “For two seasons, the two teammates have somehow reconciled their private and sporting lives with their passion for Paris Saint Germain. They are not the only fans of the Kassel country to closely follow the Parisian team. But they are ultra and carted members. » The two players devote a significant budget to follow their passion with each ticket approaching €100, or even double during the gala matches. A meeting which will therefore be the match of a lifetime for the two amateur players. “I belong to the collective of the ultras of the bend Auteuil. Unable to subscribe due to our busy schedules. We buy more expensive places on the second market. But we like to live the matches upright in the heart from Auteuilto sing and encourage our team”declares Alexis Zmijak. On his side, Clement Boudjema will not want to hurt the Parisians before the match against Bayern : “Finding yourself from the stand as a player in front of them is unimaginable. We will play hard without trying to hurt anyone. We will try to ignore the context. This management of emotions will be a first for me (…) I have such admiration and respect for players like Kylian Mbappe Where Lionel Messi. We are not butchers. We also know how to manage ourselves. »

On his side, The Parisian reconsiders the last declarations of Christophe Galtier at a press conference. And the Parisian coach intends to field a competitive team for the match against Kassel country this Monday. After a few days in the Persian Gulf for the Qatar Winter Tour 2023the Parisian players found the cold of the Lodge Camp this Saturday to prepare for this 16th final of French Cup. “An opposition that Galtier takes very seriously and for which he will field a ‘very competitive’ team as he announced at a press conference. » And he intends to play his executive players during this meeting. Thus, the offensive trio, Messi-Neymar-Mbappeshould be part of the trip to lens. “The best possible team will be lined up on Monday, I want to find automatisms, intensity, there is no reason, and it would even be a little stupid, to make a certain turnover. Get young people to play? There is the possibility of five changes and we will see the evolution of the score. But I can’t have said a few days ago that we need to work together and finally put together a team made up mostly of young players.”notably declared the Parisian coach in front of the journalists this Saturday.

At last, The Parisian wonder why the PSG made of Milan Skriniar his priority in central defence. In the sights of the Parisian club throughout the summer transfer window, the defender of Inter Milan could quickly join the reigning French champions. After proclaiming his love for the Nerazzurri, the 27-year-old Slovak would have finally refused the latest contract extension offers from his leaders. And to date, only the Parisian club can “meet the requirements of the player who claims between 8 and 9 million euros annually. » It now remains to be seen when the central defender will be able to join the Rouge & Bleu. An arrival this winter remains a possibility, but Interin financial difficulty, would not intend to part with it for less than 20M€.

But what is really worth Milan Skriniar ? “He is of the caliber of Chiellini. Antonio Conte (coach of Inter from 2019 to 2021) made him a perfect defender for a three-man defense”assures the journalist specializing in Inter of the Gazzetta dello Sport, Filippo Conticello. Consultant of the Serie A on bein Sportsthe former Parisian, Gregory Paisleyhighlights the physical qualities of the Slovak: “He is solid, powerful and he sends in every contact. It is a physical machine with a temper and commands respect with its strength. Even if he is not ultra fast, he does not pull the cart and feels the blows well. He is very strong in all actions that come from the front. » However, Gregory Paisley notes a change of attitude in the player for some time: “Since last season, I find him a little more nervous. Does this correlate with his transfer to Paris and his situation? I do not know. But he gets angry quickly, it’s a bit surprising. He is able to stick a buffer 70m from his goal to an attacker, which he did not do before. This Skriniar-therehe will return to the ranks at Paris. He must come to his senses and regain serenity. If he arrives in a calmer environment, maybe his brain will straighten out. »