It would be impossible to understand anything.
After having defeated the Barcelona of Messi, this immense player lost in the desert of the Catalan game, Paris cannot afford to lose against Monaco and not win against Dijon, this Saturday (5 p.m.).
The red lantern lives his last moments in Ligue 1, with his two victories in 26 days, his seven defeats in the last seven outings, the Coupe de France included.
Mauricio Pochettino must once again compose without a string of great talents.
To life without Neymar and Angel Di Maria, which has become the norm since February 10, are added the absences of Marco Verratti (kick in training), Alessandro Florenzi (injury to the right adductor) and Mauro Icardi (gastro -enteritis).
But the PSG coach stays the course and sets out his roadmap: "We must win more matches than our direct competitors".
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It's a day to gain in Burgundy before observing Sunday Lille receive Strasbourg and Lyon finish it off with their meeting in Marseille.
Winning more is winning your matches and waiting for a misstep from others, this time or the next.
The idea is to reduce the gap as much as possible before the trip to Lyon (March 21) and the reception of Lille (April 4), in a sequence of the 30th and 31st day looking like finals.
It's a day to see titular Rafinha again
It's a day to improve your goal difference in a season where everything will count, between four potential winners of Ligue 1, once again visible on TV and exciting.
It is finally a day to see Rafinha holder again, more than two months after his last appearance at the kick-off, a PSG-Strasbourg of December 23 for the future last session of Thomas Tuchel at PSG.
The Brazilian did not know then that "here the exit" would also concern him since he disappeared from the scene at the same time as he caught the Covid-19.
Pochettino is not his biggest fan and now is the time to change his mind.
He will have to amaze the gallery with 55 minutes in the paws in two months, a form of challenge.
Neymar will observe this unmasked ball from his home.
The star continues his individual preparation.
If all goes well, he will integrate collective training at the end of next week.
Pochettino assures him: "He is on time".
Now it's up to his team to be punctual.