For Schmeichel, PSG will not win the Champions League because of their “terrible” defense

Consultant for CBS Sports, Peter Schmeichel appreciated the offensive spectacle offered by PSG against Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday (7-2). Despite this big victory in the Champions League, the former Danish goalkeeper pointed to the “terrible defense” of the Parisian club.

Winner of the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999, Peter Schmeichel does not believe in the chances of PSG this season for the final victory. After the Parisian club’s victory (7-2) on Tuesday against Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League, the former goalkeeper notably underlined the defensive shortcomings of Christophe Galtier’s team.

PSG had lined up a four-man defense for the occasion, like the last games. “When you talk about winning the Champions League, I think the problem they have has gotten disrupted today as well. When they are leading 4-0, all of a sudden it’s 4-2. They need to score a lot of goals to win games and that’s not always the case,” said CBS Sports consultant Schmeichel.

“The MNM participates little in the defense”

Against Maccabi Haifa, the “MNM” made an impression: Lionel Messi and Kylian MbappĂ© both scored two goals and two assists, where Neymar was decisive in three achievements (one goal, one assist and origin of rejected CSC). I think they have a terrible defense and that’s also because of the three players in attack,” added Schmeichel.

“When you are at the stadium, you see how little they participate in the defense, continued Schmeichel on the MNM. All the other teams, Bayern Munich, Manchester City – all these teams – there are 11 attacking players, 11 “Defending players, and I think in modern football that’s what you need. And that could be a problem in a game against Manchester City or a game against Real Madrid. That’s enough to get knocked out. “

The Dane, winner of Euro 1992, nevertheless admitted that the Messi-Neymar-MbappĂ© trio was particularly in good shape against Maccabi Haifa. Opponents ‘can’t defend’ when ‘those three guys are playing like this’. “There is no answer,” said Peter Schmeichel, still cautious about the final chances of PSG.

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