PSG: Real Sociedad, a “rotten” draw for the Parisians


By: Manu Tournoux

By inheriting Real Sociedad, Paris-Saint-Germain comes away with one of the most affordable opponents in these knockout stages of the Champions League. An opinion which is not shared by the journalist Frédéric Hermel, who believes that the capital club would have been better off by drawing lots against FC Barcelona.

“PSG will suffer”

“It’s the rotten draw par excellence for PSG,” says Hermel. It is similar to Tom Thumb except that in the game, it is the team that plays football the best in all of Spain. It’s true that it’s a team that has little European experience. It’s a big one from Spain but a small one from Europe. But in terms of ball players, it’s really a team that will cause problems for PSG. »

The journalist assures that Barça would have been a better draw, emphasizing the technical quality available to the Txuri-urdinakn. “Barça was a better draw for PSG than Real Sociedad,” he assured. Real Sociedad has nothing to lose against PSG. It’s hard to steal the ball from them. Take Kubo, when he touches the ball, it’s hard to take it from him. PSG will suffer against a team that plays the ball so well. »

PSG has an ace up its sleeve

For the Spanish football specialist, Real Sociedad is a collective of several elements which could allow him to create a surprise. “There are no big stars,” he said. Oyarzabal is the child of the house, Merino, Zubimendi… In defense, there is Robin Le Normand. He is a Frenchman who plays for the Spanish selection. It’s a very good team. », He judged, nevertheless adding that the current 6th in La Liga could suffer from his “lack of experience at European level. »

Hermel recognized that the reigning French champion also had a major advantage. “PSG is very lucky to have a Spanish coach (Luis Enrique) who knows this club and this way of playing very well. It’s a technical team, but physically, they’re still Basques! »

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