OPINION: Potential PSG Lineup With Messi That Can Overthrow Chelsea As Champions Of Europe
Paris Saint Germain might finally win the Champions League this season. The French club has been on the hunt for the most prestigious trophy in club football, since the rich Arabs took over PSG they have signed some top quality players to help them achieve this task to no avail, although they came close to winning the trophy in the 2019/20 season but they lost to Bayern Munich in the finals.
This summer they have made some top recruitments to their already existing star studded squad, and they might add Lionel Messi to their ranks, reports suggests that PSG is already in talks with Lionel Messi’s representatives after it was announced that he will not be renewing his contract at Barcelona, if that happens nobody can doubt their credentials as favorites for the 2021/22 champions league.
Having already added Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarruma to their ranks, the addition of Lionel will make them favorites for all competitions they will be participating in, but Mauricio Pocchettino will have to get his team selection right, here is a potential formation and starting XI that can overthrow Chelsea as Champions.
Mauricio Pocchettino should go with a 3:4:3 formation, this will enable him get the best out of his players.
In goal, Gianluigi Donnarruma should get the nod ahead of Keylor Navas, he seems the better keeper after his showing at the recently concluded Euro tournament.
In Defence, PSG are well stocked with Sergio Ramos, Kimpempe and Marquinhos playing as the three man center-back, this defence will help the team concede lesser goals.
In midfield, Bernat and Achraf Hakimi will play as the two wing-backs, the duo of Georginio Wijnaldum and Marco Verratti will dominate any midfield they come up against.
In attack, Kylian Mbappe should get the nod upfront while Neymar and Lionel Messi should flank him on either side of the attack just as they did Luis Suarez during the “MSN” era at Barcelona.
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarruma
Defender: Kimpempe, Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos.
Midfield/Wingbacks: Achraf Hakimi, Bernat, Georginio Wijnaldum and Verratti.
Attackers: Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
From all indications PSG already have the squad and the potential signing of Lionel Messi will make them near invincible, the only thing that is left now is whether Mauricio Pocchettino has the tactical capability to lead this team to Champions League glory.