So after more than 10 years of playing football at PSG, talented midfielder Marco Verratti has officially moved to Qatar’s Al Arabi. According to many sources, the transfer value of this deal is about 39 million pounds.
After the deal took place, striker Kylian Mbappe posted a status on his social network with his teammate who had been with him for 6 seasons at PSG. Accordingly, the French star was quite sad when he had to say goodbye to Marco Verratti.
“A special player and person, it was a pleasure playing alongside you over the years. Your time here will never be forgotten, you were one of the best players I have ever seen. ever seen. Thank you my friend, I will miss you very much.” – Mbappe shared on his Instagram story.
As for Mbappe personally, the 24-year-old superstar this summer had to say goodbye to many teammates. From Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Messi and most recently Verratti have all “said goodbye” to Mbappe. Now, the striker born in 1998 will have to get used to a very new PSG framework with new names moving in this summer.
Anyway, changing the squad with PSG right now is extremely necessary because they were unable to raise the Champions League title with those factors. Therefore, Les Parisiens expects to get the first results after investing a lot of money in recruiting players.
In a rare start, striker Randal Kolo Muani and defender Jean-Clair Todibo missed the opportunity to score points with coach Didier Deschamps when they performed poorly in the loss to Germany. Besides, fans also clearly see that Les Bleus is increasingly dependent on Kylian Mbappe.
Kolo Muani and Todibo symbolized Les Bleus’ weaknesses in their defeat at Dortmund. They once again proved that they are still quite far away from the main players of the Lam team.
As a guest in the friendly match in Germany early on the morning of September 13, coach Deschamps tested the traditional 4-4-2 formation with many changes in the starting lineup compared to the 2-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland. Accordingly, Todibo plays center back with William Saliba, while Kolo Muani works side by side with Antoine Griezmann in attack.
However, both failed to take advantage of this opportunity to impress the French coaching staff. Right from the first minutes of the match, Todibo encountered many difficulties and became the weakest link in the Gaulois Rooster’s defense.
It should be emphasized that, before Germany’s own goal was penetrated in the 3rd minute, France won all 5 matches and did not concede a goal in the EURO 2024 qualifiers. However, Todibo proved extremely fragile in the middle. center of defense.
Not only did Todibo lose the ball frequently, move in and out improperly, and move unintelligently, but Todibo also put the home team in a difficult situation when he lost the ball inexplicably in the second goal. Most likely, after this match, The Nice defender has no chance of being called back to the national team in the near future.
Meanwhile, Kolo Muani showed a lack of sharpness in decisive situations. He had at least 2 opportunities to score in this match (46′ and 57′) but unfortunately missed them both. Even this 24-year-old striker was very clumsy in rushing and then slipping in front of the ball, causing the French team to miss a very good opportunity to equalize in the first half.
During his 64 minutes on the field, the PSG rookie was continuously booed and whistled at by the German audience. Perhaps this is the inevitable consequence of Kolo Muani quit training in Frankfurt to go to PSG.
“We completely lost contact on the field. The French team against Germany played poorly both in attack and defense. Most likely, Todibo has not adapted yet. As for Kolo Muani, he just returned from injury and has not played for more than 2 weeks, so he is not in good form,” coach Deschamps said about the performance of Todibo and Kolo Muani.
Even though this was just a defeat in a friendly match, it also somewhat affected the psychology of the French players. Furthermore, the 1-2 loss to Germany made fans realize the truth: Les Bleus without Mbappe would not win.
Injured by patellar tendinitis in his knee, Mbappe, despite warming up, could not participate in the match at Dortmund and France lost the match. It seems that the Gaulois Roosters are increasingly dependent on their No. 1 superstar. Specifically, the blue shirt team failed to win once in the last 4 matches where the 24-year-old striker was not in the starting lineup (2 defeats, 2 draws).