Ligue 1 – After PSG – Monaco (1-1): “These are matches that help us a lot”: Paris still has a job to do

The Indian summer may not see the light of day. Clinging to the Parc des Princes by a solid Monegasque formation, Paris Saint-Germain let slip their first points in Ligue 1 (1-1), and slightly veiled a horizon which promised to be scintillating, after four sparkling victories during their four first outings. At the end of a meeting started in the wrong direction, the Parisian players came back up to ASM thanks to a penalty from Neymar, but did not elude the report of a team which still has to work to reach the heights. .

It was clear that it was not an easy match for usbegan to analyze Sergio Ramos after the final whistle at the microphone of Prime Video. They scored first and forced us to sublimate ourselves, to improve during the game. They changed their system today, and we had a hard time adapting to it. We get a result that we don’t completely like, but one point is better than nothing against a team that is very complicated to maneuver. We must continue to work, grow and improve to go further.”

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We were shaken up early in the game

The notion of progress lines all the speeches of the residents of the Camp des Loges. Not stingy with effort in the middle, Marco Verratti still suffered the permanent slaughter of the Camara-Fofana pair, irresistible this Sunday evening. The cohesion seen in Lille was not very palpable on the Pré du Parc. A Renato Sanches too shy for his first in the eleven, and the MNM disarticulated at the slightest pressing did nothing to help the case of the transalpine, lucid at the microphone of Prime Video.

It’s true that we were shaken up at the start of the match, they were very aggressiveexplained Verratti. The first 30 minutes we played badly, we were surprised by Monaco. The next 70 minutes, we played better, we hit the posts three times. In the second half we played better, with fewer technical errors. We were able to play on the opposing side and we created a lot more chances.”

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The recurring weak point of this PSG? The duels, and the entry of Danilo is not the result of chance, Christophe Galtier guessing without forcing from the edge of the lawn a certain relaxation of his executives, both in the offensive and defensive sector. “We need to have a lot more movement, also dezone and apply our passes even morerecalled Verratti. If we lose the ball, they are just waiting for that. They also got their two big chances in this way. In the second half it was better, but the duels made us suffer in the first.”

You need movement, otherwise it’s too easy for the opponent

The problem could be in the middle, the nerve center of the Parisian base, particularly fragile this evening around the double pivot Verratti-Sanches (Vitinha was suspended). A new position for Verratti, who does not balk at the tactical compromise imposed by the presence of the three monsters in front. “It’s hard, yes, but I like to fill this rolehe insisted. I feel good and I will continue to help the team. I know that if we play two in the middle, it allows us to evolve with the three phenomena in front (Neymar, Messi and Mbappé). I make the effort with pleasure because it is an honor to play with these great players.”

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To the point of retaining the positive of a meeting which raised its share of frustrations (three posts) more than anything else: “We need to find the depth better and morewarned Verratti. You need movement, otherwise it’s too easy for the opponent. Even if it means that we are a little less organized at times. These are matches that help us a lot. People always want to see us win, with lots of goals, but it’s very useful. ” More honest in the face of its shortcomings, less sufficient, this PSG has understood that success rhymes with requirement, a term often evaporated in recent months in the club of the capital.

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