With two months to go before the Champions League resumes, much discussion focuses on the tactical system that Thomas Tuchel will use against Borussia Dortmund.
In the face of an offensive team, should we play security with a 4-3-3 pot in place, but does that inevitably make a big victim in front? Or go to Franco with a 4-4-2 and all his strength to hurt a team that loves to project himself? The answer is in the hands of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar according to Vincent Duluc. For the L’Equipe journalist, if the two superstars decide to make defensive efforts to help the collective as is the case at the moment, then PSG can dare to line up its fantastic four. And l’Equipe’s pen asks not too much of Neymar and Mbappé, but simply to make these efforts for the big Champions League matches.
« You’re going to tell me that a formula that can work in the eighth final against Dortmund isn’t good enough when they haven’t done it for three seasons? When you have players like that, you have the right to find your best formula, you have to put your best players. The basic question is: is it better to play with Marquinhos in midfield or icardi’s centre-forward? We agree that against Dortmund, it can go 4-4-2. I think we can ask Neymar and Mbappé to make an effort in two quarter-final matches afterwards. Finally, twice in the semi-finals… not unattainable! », threw, somewhat provocatively, at the journalist. In any case, in recent weeks, Neymar and Mbappé seem to have realized that the defensive efforts made enabled PSG to clearly rise to the level of intensity, which is close to the requirements of the Champions League.