Present on the set of CBS Sports with Thierry Henry on the sidelines of the Champions League matches which took place this Tuesday evening, Peter Schmeichel gave his opinion on the course of Paris Saint-Germain in the most prestigious competition for European clubs. While Christophe Galtier’s players won at the Parc des Princes against Maccabi Haifa (7-2), the former Manchester United legend (he won the cup with big ears in 1999 with the Red Devils) targeted the Parisian defense and the complementarity of the latter with the magic trident in attack (Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé). “When we talk about winning the Champions League, I think the problem they have is also configured today. When they lead 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.” first launched the father of Kasper Schmeichel, the goalkeeper of OGC Nice.
In the continuity of his first declarations, the Dane of 58 confirmed that the Parisian attackers do not participate enough in the defensive work of their team. “When you are at the stadium, you see how little they participate in the defense. All the other teams, Bayern Munich, Manchester City – all these teams – it’s 11 players attacking, 11 players defending, 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 be eliminated.” concluded the consultant for CBS Sports. An observation that should make some teeth cringe the day after the big victory of the Parisian club and its qualification for the rest of the competition.