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What PSG Must Learn From Manchester City’s Champions League Triumph

What PSG Must Learn From Manchester City’s Champions League Triumph

Manchester City defeated Inter Milan 1-0 in Istanbul to win the Champions League for the first time.

The Citizens have now defeated Paris Saint-Germain to win the most coveted club competition in Europe.

Following their dominance in their respective domestic divisions, Man City and PSG have both identified winning the Champions League as their ultimate goal for the previous several seasons.

Mancity
Mancity

While PSG has only failed to win the Ligue 1 championship twice since 2013, the Citizens have won five of the previous six Premier League crowns in England.

Man City would finally go on to conquer Europe and be proclaimed UCL winners for the first time this past weekend after a failed final attempt in 2021.

If PSG wants to win the Champions League someday, they need to follow Manchester City in some areas, according to 360mediagist.

1. Put together a balanced team

PSG has a talented but unbalanced team, which makes the club’s attempt to rule Europe all the more difficult.

PSG
PSG

The Parisians have invested a lot of money in acquiring world-class athletes like Lionel Messi, Neymar Junior, Kylian Mbappe, and Sergio Ramos, but they still need a more comprehensive quality.

Pep Guardiola has received credit for his tactical brilliance in building a formidable Man City squad, but he could not have done it without a strong supporting cast of players.

The Citizen’s bench is just as strong as their starting lineup, as was seen in the Champions League final when Kyle Walker filled in for an injured Kevin De Bruyne while Phil Foden took his position.

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However, PSG’s first team appears to have a lot of skill, while the bench is made up of subpar players who would only contribute if given the opportunity to serve as the team’s captain.

2. Retain a top-notch manager.

Since 2012, when Paris Saint-Germain began its serious campaign to win the Champions League, at least seven different individuals have managed the Ligue 1 powerhouses.

Leading managers like Carlo Ancelotti, Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel, and Mauricio Pochettino lasted only a few months in the French capital before being fired for failing to capture the European championship.

After only one season in charge, PSG’s most recent manager, Christophe Galtier, has reportedly also been fired, with the club now reportedly looking for a replacement.

While Guardiola hasn’t won the UCL crown in the past six seasons, Man City has persevered with him.

3. Convert supporters from fans

This season, PSG has had a great deal of fan-related distractions, with some players—most notably Messi—drawing the ire of their fans.

Marca claims that Neymar and the Argentine were ordered to leave by hundreds of supporters who arrived with flares, megaphones, and banners at the club’s offices.

This hasn’t been the case for previous UEFA Champions League champions, whose supporters have supported their clubs through good and bad times.

While PSG supporters constantly seek out scapegoats whenever the club performs poorly, Man City supporters have stuck by their team through the tough times.

PSG caused another transfer setback.

Earlier, Sports Brief stated that Zinédine Zidane allegedly rejected PSG’s offer to replace Galtier at the Parc des Princes, dealing a setback to PSG’s management aspirations.

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It has been widely reported that the management of the club has already notified the former OGC Nice boss, who only joined last summer, that he must immediately depart.

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