For the third time since QSI’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club is not crowned French champion. And the least we can say is that Ile-de-France residents can have big regrets. In a season marked by an overloaded schedule and the management of the Covid-19, Paris was able to stay in the game, despite eight defeats in the league, before ending a small point behind the Lille champion.
questioned at the end of the match won in Brest (2-0), Nasser Al-Khelaïfi tried to save face by declaring that a championship is never won in advance, even for the Parisian ogre. “It’s true that if you want to win the championship, you should never have eight defeats. It was really tight. Every year, I am told “Ligue 1 is easy”. This year it was not easy at all. It was very tight between three, four teams. Each match was tough, the championship is not easy at all. “
Pochettino thinks back to the 8 losses.
For his part, Mauricio Pochettino also recalled that PSG had signed a marathon season in France, but also in Europe. However, the Argentine technician still rethought these matches which were expensive in the end. Namely these eight defeats, including those against candidates for maintenance like Lorient (2-3) and Nantes (1-2), and those at the Parc des Princes against title candidates such as Lyon (0-1), Monaco (0-2) and Lille (0-1).
“Yes, in those moments, we remember matches that we lost, those where we did not take the three points, but we must also evoke the context. We have played this season qualifying on all fronts. This is the first time in history that the club has managed to fight in all competitions during such a difficult period. We lacked this strength to win the matches that make you win the championship. Disappointed for failing at one point. We were very close and that escaped us for a point. Sad, disappointed, but I still look to the future with optimism. ” Rendezvous on July 5, date of the resumption of the Ile-de-France residents.