Paris Saint-Germain travel to Stade Francis-Le Blé on Friday to face Best in the Ligue 1 Matchday 3, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side will continue their unbeaten and wining run this new season.
PSG defeated Strasbourg 4-2 at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Saturday, with strikes from Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler, Pablo Sarabia, and an own goal from Ludovic Ajorque making it two wins on a bounce for the hosts.
Paris Saint-Germain will head into Friday’s game against Brest as Messi, Neymar,and Mbappe will lead the attacking role to boost their confident in making it three wins in a role for the French giants.
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke with PSG TV in the pre-match conference ahead of Friday Ligue 1 tie with Brest.
“Here we shall taken you all round on how Mauricio Pochettino will possibly lineup Paris Saint-Germain in their Matchday 3 at Brest the tonight – Lionel Messi is expected to made his debut for PSG today after the Argentine international exit Barcelona to joined Mauricio Pochettino’s side this summer and he has been training hard with his fellow teammates.
“All matches are very difficult. We have respect for every opponent. We had some problems in winning the first two matches and the match against Brest will also be tough. They are a team that wants to play good football. All the teams are motivated when they face Paris Saint-Germain. We will have to be focused and do our job. We are doing it well at the moment, and we will have to do it on Friday. We have to win this game to continue our good start to the season.”
THE START TO THE SEASON
“I saw a lot of positive things, and some points where we can improve. So it’s important to review our games because we still have to improve, but we are focused. The most important thing is to try to build a united, strong team. It’s a big challenge, we have to get everyone pulling in the same direction. I’m obviously happy with the squad, we have some incredible talent. We have to try to build something special that will make us win.”
THE NEW SIGNINGS
“It’s not hard to fit in the new guys, who are some of the best players in the world and have a lot of talent. The connection is really fast. Football is one language. You need to be organised, when you have the ball and when you don’t. But it’s not difficult, you have to have the desire and it happens naturally. Today, I saw a great connection in training, a desire to do things together. The challenge now is to do it in matches”, he said.
According to him, Messi will be in PSG starting XI when the lineup to take on Brest tonight – Paris SG medical reports on some key players that will not available against Brest on Friday night.
– Sergio Rico is receiving treatment for back pain.
– Layvin Kurzawa is continuing to work his way back from a calf strain.
– Juan Bernat has returned to training with the squad and also has individually adapted sessions.
– Alexandre Letellier is continuing to receive treatment for a groin strain.
– Teddy Alloh continues to train after a hip.
Paris Saint-Germain Lineup
Pochettino will likely to adopt the 4-3-3 formation against Brest as Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe will lead the attacking side of PSG.
Expected PSG Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Kehrer, Kimpembe, Diallo, Hakim; Danilo, Wijnaldum, Herrera; Neymar, Messi, Mbappe.
Better still Pochettino might not want to start Messi against Brest but rather to come on as a substitute to make his debut for Paris SG.
Other Lineups option
Navas; Kehrer, Kimpembe, Diallo, Hakim; Pereira, Wijnaldum, Herrera; Draxler, Icardi, Mbappe.