PSG is eliminated again prematurely from the Champions League

After Paris Saint-Germain was finally eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 for the fifth time in the last 7 years, Kylian Mbabe He didn’t seem that surprised about that.

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Referring to the overall performance of PSG team that led to a 3-0 aggregate defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday 8 March 2023, the French-born striker openly explained what was on everyone’s lips: “That kind of performance against the main European sides big is actually the best PSG has to offer.”

“I said at the beginning of the season in the first press conference of the season that we will give everything. And that was our be-all and end-all… That’s the truth”, said Mbappe.

Even 5 years after joining PSG, Mbappé has now played in twice as many World Cup finals as in the Champions League Final.

Let’s ask the tough questions and back to our everyday life, the league”, expressed Mbappe.

What a disappointment!

Because that well-funded investors from Qatar Taking control of PSG in 2011, they have been a dominant force in France, although they have always failed to replicate that triumph on the European stage, despite Paris Saint-Germain football club spending extreme over-money on famous superstar footballers.

The only Champions League final to that Paris St Germain was able to arrive was the 2020 season in a reduced format due to the pandemic, when it also had the defeat against it Bayern Munich. Both Mbappé and Neymar (who together cost €402m or $432m) remained goalless in this particular competition.

Superstars don’t retain their value for PSG

Because game developers like Javier Pastore Became Paris Saint-Germain’s first major signing in 2011 for €42m or $45m, PSG’s total net spend has risen to more than €1bn or $1.1bn. Even if the coin presentation was quite extreme, Paris Saint-Germain could not build a solid full-depth collective on their bench, instead constantly relying on the individual skills of their highly talented big-name superstars.

before it was Zlatan Ibrahimovicbut now it matters Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Neymar is out through injury until the end of the season and has not played in Munich this week, while both Messi and Mbappé have been silenced by Bayern Munich players.

In order to strengthen the football club, Paris Saint-Germain officials had previously discussed the possibility of signing a more versatile full-back as well as some new midfielders Aurélien Tschouameni And Ousmane Dembele supposedly like the names that hit the scene last season.

However, none of them made the final move to PSG and the Inter Milan centre-back’s signing was lost again. Milan Skriniar. During the winter transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain tried to recruit Hakim Ziyechbut this loan movement fell through due to a late proposal of the required documents.

PSG vs Bayern Munich

In Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the insurmountable absence of the injured Presnel Kimpembe left Paris Saint-Germain dependent on the inexperienced 17-year-old centre-back The Chadaille Bitshiabu, after Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele were replaced.

“PSG have one of the biggest budgets in Europe and there is no solution on the bench,” told former Paris Saint-Germain player Edouard Cissé, through an interview with the Newspaper L’Equipe.

In midfield another teenager, Warren Zaire-Emery, was brought into play in the last 15 minutes when he was substituted on Fabian Ruiz.

“You have to turn the game and you can only Zaire – Emery, who is my daughter’s age,” Cisse continues to say. You really have to ask yourself questions.”

After PSG were knocked out of the French Cup by French rivals Marseilles Last month, Paris Saint-Germain can only win the French league title this season. With just 12 games left for PSG, PSG currently have an 8-point lead over Marseille.

“This is a big disappointment” the Paris Saint-Germain coach emphatically stated, Christopher Galtier. “We have to deal with it and accept it. There is great disappointment in the dressing room. I don’t know if it’s a lesson to learn, but there’s a lot of frustration.”

Given Paris Saint-Germain’s consistency with regularly changing managers, Galtier’s near future at the helm of the football club certainly looks bleak while Mbappé, who joined him, bids farewell Monaco In 2017, when he was still a teenager, he might be drawn to leave the team if he feels he is becoming a highly skilled player who is wasting himself completely.

“No, no, I’m calm” explained Kylian Mbappé after being asked if losing to Bayern Munich would affect his future at Paris Saint-Germain. “My goal is to win the league and then we’ll see.”

Childhood dreams of Kylian Mbappé

Mbappé originally joined that Paris Saint Germain football club after leaving Monaco in 2017 when he was still a young man (teenager). Kylian has said many times that he plays in the real Madrid It has always been his childhood dream and even as he signed his most recent contract extension, the French striker never ruled out the possibility of one day taking the step. Now could be the time, especially when he’s in the prime of his professional football career.

“What will happen in the future I don’t know”, Kylian Mbappé said as early as May 2022 while contemplating a possible signing.

Achievements, Honors and Awards in Kylian Mbappé’s Football Career


  • League 1: 2016 – 2017
  • Second in the Coupe de la Ligue: 2016 – 2017

Paris St Germain

  • League 1: 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2021-2022
  • French Cup: 2017-2018, 2019-2020, 2020-2021; Runner-up: 2018 – 2019
  • League Cup: 2017-2018, 2019-2020
  • Champions Trophy: 2019, 2020
  • UEFA Champions League runners-up: 2019 – 2020

France Sub-19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2016


  • Soccer World Cup: 2018
  • UEFA Nations League: 2020-2021


  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2018-2019, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year: 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: April 2017, March 2018, August 2018, February 2019, February 2021, August 2021, February 2022
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2016-2017, 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021 – 2022
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2018, 2019
  • Golden Child: 2017
  • FIFA World Cup Young Talent Award: 2018
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
  • Kopa Trophy: 2018
  • IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2018, 2021
  • French Player of the Year: 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2018
  • Ligue 1 top scorer: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
  • Best Assistance Provider in Ligue 1: 2021 – 2022
  • World Footballer of the Year: 2021
  • Bronze Elf: 2019
  • UEFA Nations League Finals Golden Boot: 2021


  • Knight of the Legion of Honor: 2018

Achievements, honors and awards of Lionel Messi’s football career


  • League (10): 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • King’s Cup (7): 2008-2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2020-2021
  • Spanish Super Cup (8): 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2014-2015
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

Paris St Germain

  • League 1: 2021 – 2022
  • Champions Trophy: 2022

Argentina Sub-20

  • FIFA World Youth Championship: 2005

Argentina Sub-23

  • Summer Olympics: 2008


  • Soccer World Cup: 2022
  • America’s Cup: 2021
  • CONMEBOL-UEFA Champions Cup: 2022


  • Ballon d’Or / FIFA Ballon d’Or (7): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
  • FIFA’s Best Male Player: 2019
  • European Golden Boot (6): 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • FIFA World Cup Ballon d’Or: 2014, 2022
  • FIFA World Cup Silver Boot: 2022
  • FIFA Club World Cup Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2011
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Ballon d’Or: 2005
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Boot: 2005
  • Copa America Best Player: 2015, 2021
  • Copa America top scorer: 2021
  • Best La Liga Player (6): 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2014-2015
  • Pichichi Trophy (8): 2009 – 2010, 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013, 2016 – 2017, 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020
  • Argentine Footballer of the Year (14): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


Petrequin, Samuel. “PSG shows limits in another early exit from the Champions League”. The Associated Press. Wednesday March 8, 2023

Reference news services for football. “Kylian Mbappe”. Soccer Reference. Thursday, March 9, 2023

Reference news services for football. Lionel Messi. Soccer Reference. Thursday, March 9, 2023

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