A real threat for PSG?


By: Manu Tournoux

Beaten by OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes in the championship, Paris Saint-Germain meets the Aiglons this Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France.

We won’t dare ask Kylian Mbappé if he fears OGC Nice before the Coupe de France quarter-final against the Aiglons. Last January, the Parisian striker had this scathing sentence when a journalist from Prime Video asked him if he thought that the Gym, then second in Ligue 1, was going to annoy PSG in the title race. ” You think ? I don’t think so. It’s my opinion “, Mbappé said.

It is difficult to prove the Bondynois wrong regarding the sequence of events, because it is undeniable that Nice has plunged in the ranking. In 2024, the Azuréens have only won one championship match in eight days, and remain in a stormy evening against Montpellier (1-2). But Francesco Farioli wants to believe in a rebound. “ If we look at the results, we are in a difficult moment, everyone sees it. If we look better, with a little deeper and more lucid analysis, we are not that far from the possibility of returning to the ranking,” explained the Nice coach at a press conference this Tuesday.

“The championship game? It’s from the past “

Last September, Nice had what was undoubtedly its best match of the season by winning 3-2 at the Parc des Princes, with a double from Terem Moffi. But given their dynamic, will the Aiglons be able to repeat such a performance? Farioli remains cautious.

“We use a lot of images of matches played to improve and we often use images of the match against PSG, explained the Tuscan technician. We must have rewatched extracts 3 or 4 times, it’s a match that stuck in our heads, but it’s in the past. This time, we will find a different team who will be keen to take their revenge. Recently, they preserved a lot of starters to prepare for this match against us, so we will do everything to get to the semi-final and continue in this competition that we all really care about. »

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