Watch: Here’s Why A Club As Big As PSG Has Struggled In Europe So Far

PSG have struggled to hold their own in Europe, as they’ve grossly underperformed in the Champions League despite splashing the cash on players such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

They hired a 3-time Europa League winning coach (Unai Emery) to help them carve their way towards eternal glory but it seems that for the 2nd time in a row, the plan has backfired.

As of now, PSG stand eliminated from the Champions League for the 2nd consecutive season by a Spanish opposition (that too, by the reigning champions of Europe and the world, Real Madrid) and the blame game has now begun.

So, who is to blame for the struggles of PSG? The coach? The club’s administration? The players? A lack of domestic competition?

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The answer to this: Yeah, pretty much everyone. And to elucidate this further, here’s a minute-long video to analyze why PSG have struggled in European competitions so far, despite cruising away with the Ligue 1 (French league) title:

So as per our analysis, it’s clear that PSG host a variety of talent.

It’s not just the front 3, but the likes of Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, etc., who have been brilliant at times but a largely unorganized defense, the lack of a “big match” mentality, no leadership within the squad and the fact that they have virtually nil domestic challenge in the French league are prime reasons for their struggles.

But be that as it may, the Qatari-backed super club needs to make changes now, if they are to escape the fans’ criticism of being flat track bullies, who can hit 8 goals past weaker teams but crumble under pressure while facing the elites such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

Think you can add more to this article? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

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Sources: The Guardian, ESPN, Goal + more

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