Even after Paris Saint-Germain secured a 7-2 win at home to Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League group stage, former France striker Jérôme Rothen is yet to be fully won by the attacking trio. of the team Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The 3 star forwards combine to score or assist on six of PSG’s seven goals that day. When on the ball, the trio just keep pushing their way into the final third. But off the ball, Rothen, as he noted on RMC sportsYou program « Rothen ignites », sees that they still do little each to help PSG regain possession of the ball.
« On the other hand, the real problem for PSG is without the ball, » Rothen said. “How does PSG do when they lose the ball? Do the 3 in front want to help the collective to recover it? Today, I tell you no. This team is too fragile.
“When there is pace and technical quality in front of them, they find themselves in danger too quickly, they fall back too easily and they concede too many chances. This is an area for improvement.”
In total, PSG won 41 duels in total and also had 19 successful tackles in the home win over Maccabi Haifa. The current Ligue 1 leaders made the most of their time on the ball in the contest, which left 14 shots in total inside the box.
PSG will then meet Troyes for a home game on the 13th day of Ligue 1.