Paris Saint Germain (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
The current champions of the French Ligue 1 suffered another loss last night, this time at their home stadium. After the first five rounds, PSG has only eight points on the league table.
Paris Saint-Germain underwent a squad overhaul this year. They also changed their coach, but the results so far have been quite modest. After two consecutive draws in the first two rounds, they secured two wins, but PSG lost at home last night. Nice emerged victorious with a 3:2 scoreline, leading 3:1 until the final minutes when striker Kylian Mbappe set the final result.
PSG has never had such a poor start to a season since the very wealthy Qatari consortium QSI took over the club. Will someone be held accountable? Coach Luis Enrique is not worried at this point. The experienced Spaniard is actually more satisfied than he was after the victory against Lyon in the previous round. The former coach of Roma, Celta, Barcelona, and Spain sees the positive side mainly in the fighting approach of his players.
"Tonight, I am more satisfied with the loss than I was with that victory against Lyon. I am delighted that the boys fight until the end, until the final whistle. I liked the attitude of all my players in this match, and I believe that this is the right approach that will lead us to results."
While Enrique is not concerned, many PSG fans are not too thrilled with his words, as PSG operates on at least three times higher financial turnovers than all other French first division teams. Good results in domestic competitions have become a given and essential in Paris. PSG now awaits the Champions League, with Borussia Dortmund as their opponent, followed by the big derby.
In just over a week, PSG will host Marseille, the biggest derby in the French championship.
Will Luis Enrique still be in good spirits if there are no points?