According to French football journalist Philippe Sanfourche, Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe don’t necessarily need to barbecue together to lead the Parisians to Champions League success. champions.
It goes without saying that the 2022-23 campaign has started on a high note for Messi, Neymar and Mbappe. The trio have been outstanding in front of goal so far, with several goals and assists between them already.
However, Philippe Sanfourche doesn’t believe the Ligue 1 giants’ success will be based on the attacking exploits of the three superstars.
The French journalist said on the set of L’Equipe du Soir via Canal Supporters:
“For me, what makes PSG’s season successful or not is not whether they have a barbecue together or not. Because there have been a lot of barbecues at PSG over the past two or three last seasons and it did not allow them to win the Champions League.”
Sanfourche went on to explain that at least two of the three superstar forwards must help with defensive duties every game. The journalist acknowledged that Neymar was already doing it, but not enough, and continued:
“What is going to make this team go very far in the Champions League is simply if out of the three, there are about two per game who decide to defend. If there is only one who decides to defend, it will never work. There is one who does it quite often (Neymar) but it is not enough. And when there are two, they are above the game.”
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe numbers for PSG so far this season
Messi has turned a new page since the start of the campaign. He has six goals and eight assists to his name in 11 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants in all competitions so far.
Neymar has registered 11 goals and eight assists for the Parisians in 11 appearances while Kylian Mbappe has netted 10 goals in nine games. Whether the trio’s brilliant form will be enough to lead the French giants to European glory this season remains to be seen.