The season isn't over, but it feels that way for Paris Saint-Germain supporters. The loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League still stings and the outcome will have a lasting effect on the club for years to come.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Lee Davey who was at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and witnessed PSG collapse under the pressure and allow Real Madrid to snatch victory from their grasp.
We start the episode with Lee sharing his feeling heading into the match and describing the atmosphere around the ground. Despite having a one-goal lead and outplaying Real Madrid, Lee explains why he was still nervous about facing a team that has the ability to turn up the pressure when it matters in the Champions League.
The match turned on Gianluigi Donnarumma's mistake, which Karim Benzema capitalized on, but I ask Lee whether he thinks VAR should have overturned the goal. I also get his thoughts on who he thinks is to blame for the loss. Is it Mauricio Pochettino's fault, or, are players like Neymar Jr., Lionel Messi, and Marquinhos to blame?
Mbappé was outstanding over the two legs against Madrid, but it wasn't enough and the France international suffered yet another defeat to Los Blancos. I ask Lee whether Mbappé's legacy will be tarnished if he joins a team he couldn't beat and if should be considered a PSG legend.
We conclude the show with a discussion about the PSG Ultras jeering the players last week against FC Girondins de Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes and how Lee would fix PSG if he were in charge of the club. Seriously, PSG...Lee and I will fix your problems for shop credit. No salary needed!
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