At a time when the capital club is preparing to start a new Champions League campaign, the Dutch midfielder has spoken of the status of the Rouge-et-Bleu’s super favorite. On this occasion, the Batavian wished to warn its partners.
Do Paris Saint-Germain have the best team in all of their history? The debate has been launched for a while now and it is a safe bet that the current Ile-de-France leaders are convinced of it. Able to align a team with Neymar, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé in attack, Marco Verratti, Georginio Wijnaldum in the middle, Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos in defense, Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma in the cages the PSG impresses.
This season, the Rouge-et-Bleu have achieved an XXL summer transfer window with a very clear objective: to finally lift the Champions League. An obsession anchored within the club since the arrival of QSI in 2011. But piling up flashy names is not always synonymous with a recipe for success. And that, Georginio Wijnaldum (30) understood it well. Asked by The team on the quest for the Grail of his new club, the Dutch midfielder, who won the trophy in 2019, drew the parallel with Liverpool.
Wijnaldum wants a golden collective
“It reminds me of Liverpool’s situation with the Premier League. The club had never won the Championship since being called the Premier League and it was becoming an obsession. I have the impression that it is the same here. But we must not neglect the other competitions. “ A first clear message sent to some who would think of favoring the cup with big ears to the detriment of a Ligue 1 often considered too small for PSG. Finally, Wijnaldum wished to recall that the difference is often made in the Champions League by the collective.
“It is not because we have such a workforce that we will automatically win the C1. Even with all these great players, we will have to train and behave as a team. When you look at the winners, it’s not always the team with the best individualities that wins. You have to play as a team. When we won it with Liverpool (in 2019), we faced PSG and Barça, and they really had great teams. But we had a superior team and that’s what made the difference. We have incredible players, but we have to become an incredible team. “ To the best of my mind …