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Hakimi released and (finally) himself, hard for Ekitike… Favorites and scratches after PSG-Toulouse


Beyond the final result, find out what caught the attention of our journalist present on Saturday, at the Parc des Princes, during the PSG-TFC match (2-1).

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The Hakimi rocket is launched

He is full of confidence after a very big World Cup.

We are very happy to have him at this level and at this time of the season.

Signed Christophe Galtier, about Achraf Hakimi.

Scorer and decisive passer, the Moroccan rear has indeed been "


", it is his own term, for a few weeks.

Finally, one would be tempted to say, after having produced performances that were too neutral for a long time.

He had also expressed his discomfort from Qatar, stressing that he was much more responsible with the Atlas Lions.

The former Real player is also favored by his proximity to Leo Messi on the right, but it is above all he who has changed gear.

It was time.

Messi, Qatar atmosphere

Without Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, everything for Leo Messi.

Not enough to disconcert the sevenfold Ballon d'Or, who quickly regained his Qatari verve at the start of the year.

Like what we saw him do with Argentina at the World Cup, Messi "

took the leadership of the team and was a very important locomotive, like his goal but also all the situations he creates

", says Galtier, who "

asked (his) team to play and work for Leo


And again, the Parisian coach believes that “it

is even more necessary to give him the ball

”, as he confided in Amazon Prime Video.


Leo holds the team.

It's not just Kylian and Ney who are absent, but also Marco (Verratti), Sergio (Ramos)… He takes on this role of leader, he naturally is.

Today and in Montpellier, he was very important in our game, he is an important benchmark, he takes a lot of initiatives in the game and the animation

, "adds Galtier, who also expects recover Neymar and Ramos in Marseille on Wednesday, in addition to Verratti.

Bitshiabu, beefy titi

Sent to the fire after the exit of Renato Sanches (13th, see elsewhere), El Chadaille Bitshiabu did not tremble.

Despite his young age (17) and a fault synonymous with a warning and a free kick, the one that brings the Toulouse goal, the titi was strong on Saturday.

Performance full of maturity, power (13 balls recovered).

It was only his ninth game in total with Paris-SG, the seventh since the start of the season.

Not the last.

Toulouse did not come only to defend

As is often the case at the Parc des Princes, visitors left with regrets.

Dangerous from set pieces and well in place tactically, although a little too academic in the first period, Philippe Montanier's players were not unworthy on Saturday.

We were threatening until the end so there is a bit of frustration because we end with a big chance.

Frustration also on the second goal because Marquinhos is in an offside position and he is hindering the goalkeeper (Maxime Dupé)”, plagues the TFC coach, noting that “

overall, the performance is good


And to add: “

We want to titillate the big ones.

There, we tickled, but not enough...


Campos thinks of the supporters

This is the kind of event that may go unnoticed but which is important.

Sometimes you have to take the Parisian players by the hand to go and greet the supporters after the matches.

This is exactly what happened with Achraf Hakimi, called to order by Luis Campos.


We need supporters to win

," recalled the capital club's football adviser, in remarks reported by our colleagues from Amazon Prime Video.

The kind of attention that obviously warms the hearts of the regulars of the Auteuil tribune.

Note that Messi has once again freed himself from this visit at the foot of the bend, as is often the case.

Still actually...


Donnarumma got it wrong


I saw (Gianluigi) Donnarumma a little on the side, I took the bet who would leave on the other side


Winning bet for Branco van den Boomen, scorer of a clever free kick.

The positioning of the Italian goalkeeper on this action is a little less so… A few days after the departure of Keylor Navas, it is the kind of blunder that does the job, as much as his failing footwork.

If he reached the average in our ratings, it is because the former AC Milan player made a few parades, and in particular in stoppage time in front of Anthony Rouault.

Could do better.

Must do better.

Ekitike passes through, Soler too

After a difficult start, Hugo Ekitike unlocked his counter at the end of the year and gave encouraging signs for the future.

His performance on Saturday, on the other hand, is not reassuring or promising… The former Reims player missed almost everything he tried.

He had the intelligence to step aside on the action of Messi's goal.

We can't blame him for not having fought (4 duels won out of 5, 5 balls recovered), but it's too weak offensively.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't insist with him.

Ekitike has talent, that's clear.

We still have to show it… He should still have the opportunity to earn playing time as long as Kylian Mbappé is unavailable.

We also find Carlos Soler in the “


” column.

The bad luck does not let go Renato (and PSG)

It's hard… Once again, Renato Sanches is back in the infirmary.

If he has a real card to play at PSG, the 25-year-old Portuguese international never ends with physical glitches, he who left in the 13th minute on Saturday, in tears.

It was not the pain that made the former Bayern man crack, but undoubtedly this feeling of helplessness from being constantly betrayed by his body.

He came out very quickly, he went down so there must be some muscle damage, although I haven't spoken to my medical staff yet.

And the lesions are always a few weeks.

Given our calendar, that means a lot of matches

, ”regrets Galtier, who has already had it in Lille.

Bad luck.

Paris is not brilliant

Marquinhos, Galtier, Hakimi… All the Parisians who spoke after the match noted the team's state of mind on Saturday evening.

They are quite right.

But when we put forward the moral values, it is that the game was not at the level… Of course, the PSG took the three points, it is not trivial.

Not enough either, despite "

the contrary elements

" as Galtier recalled, Renato's injury, this goal conceded early in the match and of course the many absentees (Mbappé, Neymar, Verratti, Kimpembe, Ramos, Mukiele).

It's not really reassuring before attacking a busy month of February, with opponents much more referenced than Toulouse.

To be continued ?

OM at the Vélodrome on Wednesday, Monaco in L1, Bayern in the Champions League then Losc, again in L1.


Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-04

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