Paris Saint-Germain’s seek for a record-breaking eleventh prime flight title begins with an away sport towards Clermont Foot on Saturday night time.
From his very first press convention as PSG supervisor, Christophe Galtier’s strict demand for self-discipline was evident, as he famous “all of the gamers have been on time right this moment.”
With punctuality clearly a key issue, this is the primary Ligue 1 XI Galtier could select from a squad with extra glitz than his favoured grit.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – Regardless of enjoying lower than half the obtainable Ligue 1 minutes, Donnarumma managed to wrap his gloves across the division’s goalkeeper of the yr award final season.
Sergio Ramos (CB) – The defender with a “striker’s soul” – in his personal phrases – demonstrated that deadly contact with an audacious back-heel to kick off a season which might solely be a person enchancment for Ramos.
Marquinhos (CB) – They are saying Paris is the Metropolis of Love, a cliche Marquinhos wholehearted subscribes to after assembly his spouse Carol Cabrino within the French capital. To finish the schmaltzy tribute, he even proposed below the Eiffel Tower.
Presnel Kimpembe (CB) – Galtier actually laughed off rumours linking Kimpembe with a transfer to Chelsea over the low season.
Achraf Hakimi (RWB) – The previous ahead at youth degree recorded his worst goal-scoring season in three years final time period.
Marco Verratti (CM) – Final weekend’s 4-0 romp of Nantes earned Verratti his ninth Trophee des Champions title (the French equal of the Group Protect). No membership, aside from PSG, has ever gained the trophy as usually as Verratti.
Vitinha (CM) – The Portugal worldwide managed simply 5 Premier League begins throughout an nameless mortgage spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020/21 earlier than luring PSG into a purchase order as an integral cog in Porto’s title-winning staff final time period.
Nuno Mendes (LWB) – The one Parc des Princes defeat Mendes suffered throughout his total debut season at PSG was orchestrated – through penalties – by his new supervisor, the previous Good coach Galtier.
Lionel Messi (RW) – The legendary Argentinian has extra Ballon d’Or awards (seven) than Ligue 1 objectives (six) after a yr in France.
Kylian Mbappe (ST) – No participant in Europe’s prime 5 leagues instantly contributed to extra objectives than Mbappe final season (a sickening 45 – 28 objectives, 17 assists).
Neymar (LW) – The mercurial Brazilian scored his first Ligue 1 hat-trick since 2018 towards Clermont final season.