Al-Khelaïfi put an end to his obsession


By: Manu Tournoux

The Qatari leader has been making a new speech for several months, ensuring that he is no longer obsessed with the queen of European club competitions.

When Qatar Sports Investments took over Paris Saint-Germain in 2011, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi announced that he wanted to win the Champions League in the next five years. Nearly thirteen years later, the capital club has still not won the “Big Ears Cup”. The Qataris’ obsession with this competition, however, seems to have recently dissipated.

At least that’s what the president of the Rouge et Bleu is saying. “Listen, the Champions League is a long story. Maybe we’ll talk about it in the future. We said at the start of the season that we wanted to build a team for the future. A team that can really play together for another six to eight years. We have the youngest team in the quarter-finals. We have the youngest team among the top ten European clubs. It makes us proud, and it’s really great that we are following this strategy with young players, French too, to achieve the maximum. Everyone saw the last match »told Nasser Al-Khelaïfi to Marion Bartoli on RMC Sport, on the sidelines of the padel tournament in Doha.

“No big expectations” in C1

The businessman also looked back on last Tuesday’s Parisian victory against Real Sociedad. “It was an incredible match but there is still a long way to go before achieving big goalshe emphasizes. This is the first step, match by match, there is a long road and it won’t be easy, that’s for sure. There are the top eight teams in the quarter-finals. What I ask is that everyone works every day, in training, in every match, to give everything. That’s all. There are no big expectations, we really want to think about the future. »

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi suggests that Luis Enrique’s position would not have been called into question in the event of elimination by the Spanish club. The current PSG coach would therefore already be assured of being on the Parisian bench at the start of next season.

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