Undermined by struggles within their dressing room, Paris Saint-Germain used the transfer window to clean up. And it worked since calm returned to Christophe Galtier’s squad.
Since PSG entered the QSI era, certain habits have formed among the players, some were good, others much less so. And in recent seasons, it was no secret, behind the scenes at the Parc des Princes and the Camp des Loges, clans were forming. First we mentioned that of the players from South America, then there was more precisely that of the Argentines, the signing of Lionel Messi in the 2021 transfer window contributed a little more. But all this had a direct effect, there was a bad internal climate, and some players even felt a bit excluded from the group, in particular the younger Parisian players and even the French players, like a Presnel Kimpembe who 2019 had been put in the look. . Thus, in the extensive PSG renewal plan decided at the beginning of the summer by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, it was decided to blow up these small groups, causing the departure of certain players during this transfer window.
Di María and Paredes fired to appease the PSG dressing room
Two players have symbolized this fight against the clans, it is obviously Leandro Paredes and Ángel Di María. By deciding not to renew the latter’s contract, to his great despair, Luis Campos wanted to send a signal, which the Paris Saint-Germain sporting director further accentuated by also letting Paredes go to Juventus. Two Argentine players who took over from Lionel Messi and Neymar, but who also had a negative influence on the group, as explained by Sébastien Nieto, a journalist for Le Parisien, who states that ” weighed on daily life and sports decisions “, while being against the rise of Kylian Mbappé. Other players who have been loaned out to clean up the weather, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler or even Layvin Kurzawa. But it was necessary, however, to compensate for these exits, incorporating good players, but above all good teammates.
And what Luis Campos did when he signed Fabián Ruiz or even Carlos Soler, whom the PSG leader knew were exemplary teammates. And as if that were not enough, Christophe Galtier has handed over the role of wardrobe manager to Sergio Ramos, the legendary Spanish defender who has already experienced this type of situation at Real Madrid and has a track record and experience that allows him to be heard. by his fellow Parisians. ” Since becoming a regular starter, the Spanish defender has played an unofficial captain’s role. He intervenes in the hot moments, like the penalty between Neymar and Mbappé and the players who followed him, and he also knows how to motivate the troops by playing the atmosphere “, explains the newspaper Ile-de-France.
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This method has worked as the locker room air is now breathable and no one feels left out of the pack inside Paris Saint-Germain. The most indisputable proof of this mission accomplished is that Luis Campos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas, who could have a detestable relationship, get along great despite the fact that the Italian goalkeeper pushed his teammate out of PSG. It is Marco Verratti in person who would have “managed” this file by allowing the two goalkeepers to experience this rivalry in an optimal and, above all, very healthy way. Only the Mbappé-Neymar case remains, but there we are obviously at another level, although neither of these two players wants to build part of the squad against the other. All this must now be used sportingly at Paris Saint-Germain. But this is an other history.
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