The Mem combination has tried their best to create many opportunities, the midfielder led by Verratti is crumbling under the impact of the opponent, Mukile and
Young players such as Bischiabu paid expensive tuition fees… Paris Saint-Germain lost to their old rival Bayern Munich in an away game, and Paris Saint-Germain was eliminated from the Champions League in a tragic and helpless way.
After experiencing the highlights of the 2019/20 season, Paris Saint-Germain has fallen into a vicious cycle of high investment and low output. The results of the Champions League have continued to regress, and the hegemony of the civil war has become unstable. The rising momentum that was finally established is full of controversy
Superstar policy interrupts.
[The five coaches have gone on to succeed, and the successful experience is hard-won]
Since the Qatar Sports Investment Fund took over, Paris Saint-Germain has always regarded the competition for the Champions League as the ultimate strategic goal.
A large number of excellent players from Serie A poured in, and Ancelotti established a set of tactical play based on strangulation in the midfield and simplified offense around the center.
On this basis, Blanco implanted the concept of ball possession for Paris, while Emery left the imprint of oppressive anti-grab play.
After realizing the rapid accumulation in the early stage of team building and completing the “400 million reckless” operation, Paris Saint-Germain began to improve its competitiveness through intensive cultivation at the tactical level, and Tuchel’s arrival can be described as just right.
Being able to use magnificent technology to win the championship is something that can be met but not sought after. Most of the final winners of the Champions League are teams with balanced third-tier strength, offensive and defensive efficiency, and outstanding mental attributes.
Also due to the rapid rise of the gold dollar injection, the performances of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League are very different.
Metamorphosis, the latter because of too much emphasis on technology and neglect of balance, has repeatedly suffered in the knockout stage.
Tuchel started by pursuing the balance of offense and defense and improving the tactical execution of players, and quickly changed the temperament of the Ligue 1 giants.
In the two-line sprint stage of the 2019/20 season, Tuchel showed a flexible way of using troops.
When facing mid- and lower-level teams in the league, Paris mainly adopts a 433 or 4231 formation, and the frontcourt attack group can obtain a high degree of tactical freedom; when challenging a stronger opponent in an away game, Paris will adopt a balanced 442 or three central defenders.
Prepare in advance for the Champions League knockout rounds.
After the start of the Champions League knockout round, Tuchel moved Marquinhos to the midfielder position, followed the Neymar frontcourt freeman style formed in the late Emery era, and promoted the defense with a “split” no-strike formation (433)
Counterattacked and eliminated Dortmund, Atlanta and RB Leipzig in a row.
If it weren’t for Mbappe and Neymar to miss consecutive opportunities, Tuchel’s team may have the last laugh in the Lisbon battle.
[Nem connection is not enough, the central axis is microscopically causing the overall collapse]
In the Champions League knockout rounds in the past few seasons, Mbappe scored many wonderful goals and was criticized several times for wasting opportunities.
Facing opponents like Bayern and Manchester City who focus on control, Paris is passive most of the time. Players including Di Maria are exhausted in defense and can only rely on the vertical connection of Neymar and Mbappe to implement countermeasures.
The front line lacks enough scoring points.
Striving for Messi to join is not only in line with the requirements of the superstar policy, but also a necessary move to improve the quality of the ball and expand offensive routines.
When the opponent’s defensive ability on the right is weak, Mbappe can open up the situation with only a single point of impact. When he meets players like Walker and Upamecano, the problem of Paris’ single counterattack method is exposed.
After two seasons of excess output, Paredes, Gueye, Herrera, Danilo Pereira and others have seen a significant decline. “Consumables” have left the team one after another, and ensuring offensive and defensive balance has become a luxury.
When MMN is combined, Paris’s formation is full of fragmentation. When attacking, only the cooperation of three forwards and two full-backs can suppress the opponent. When defending, they often fall into a passive position because of the lack of seven-man backcourt.
The full-backs in the “4-3” backcourt lack protection in front of them. When the opponent can frequently use oblique long passes to shift the direction of attack, Paris can only shrink the penalty area and be beaten passively.
Wijnaldum was dissatisfied, Gueye, Paredes and Herrera left the team, and the Paris midfielder could no longer support the super giants in the frontcourt.
In addition to the disintegration of the functional midfield combination, the weakness of the No. 9 position has also become an unavoidable problem.
After the end of the 2020/21 season, Moise Keane returned to Everton, and the only players in the Paris team who can play the center position are Icardi and Mbappé.
Icardi can play a role in the tough battle of the league, but when facing stronger opponents, Pochettino pays more attention to the integrity of the formation, and the “no striker formation” is still the first choice.
Wijnaldum has the attributes of a shadow striker and was originally regarded as an important scoring point around Mbappe. Unfortunately, after the Dutchman moved to Ligue 1, the Ligue 1 giant was reduced to Real Madrid.
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“League experts” took on the heavy responsibility of competing for the Champions League. Galti was already under a lot of pressure, and the World Cup, which was added in the middle of the season, added a lot of variables.
After the World Cup, Paris Saint-Germain only got 10 days of rest time, and was forced to start a multi-line combat journey.
Galti increased the rest time for Messi and others, and paid the price of being out of the French Cup and shrinking the league’s lead, but it still couldn’t stop the wave of injuries.