In an interview granted this Tuesday to the Parisian, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi once again expressed his desire to change things at PSG. The president of the capital club explained what he expects from the players of the team while showing the door to those who will not fight for Paris.
A few days before the resumption, on July 4, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi wanted to reaffirm the new impetus to be given to PSG next season. If the file of the future coach of the team is not yet completed, Zinedine Zidane will not come. Then, the management will launch the site of the players and on this side, the president of the Ile-de-France club was very firm on Tuesday. Those who will not give their all for PSG will no longer be welcome. The leader has sounded the end of the “bling-bling” in Paris.
“Perhaps we should also change our slogan… Dream Bigger (dream bigger) is good but today, we must above all be realistic, we no longer want flashy, bling-bling, c “It’s the end of the glitter, dropped Nasser Al-Khelaïfi in an interview with the newspaper Le Parisien. We have done great things for eleven years, but each year, we have to ask ourselves how to progress, how to be better.”
And the president of Ile-de-France to specify on the players: “We want players who like the club, who like to fight, who like to win. And we want this mentality to spread throughout the club.”
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“Work every day at 200%”
PSG have many very talented players. But that failed to avert terrible disappointment in the Champions League against Real Madrid in the round of 16. Beyond the commitment in the field, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi advocates a real questioning of everyone and above all greater professionalism. No more exhausting trips, no more outings, no more parties, it’s time to work.
“What I can tell you is that we expect all the players to do a lot more than they did last season. A lot more! They all have to be 100%. been good enough to go far. For next season, the objective is clear: to work every day at 200%. To give everything we have for this shirt, to give the maximum and we will see the result. We have to become humble again. You have to change to avoid injuries, suspensions and fouls that turn a game upside down.”
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Al-Khelaïfi wants players ready to fight for PSG
When we think of players who are not involved or disciplined enough at PSG, the name of Neymar very easily comes to the fore. The Brazilian has even been forced to tackle his detractors in recent days. Without targeting a Parisian player in particular, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi underlined the importance of the collective and the sense of sacrifice in this PSG that he wants to build.
“We stop saying, ‘We want to win this and this and this.’ the side, again struck the leader of Paris Saint-Germain with the French newspaper. And we must create a real team, find a real collective spirit. This will be the mission of the new coach. We want players proud to represent PSG and ready to fight every day.”
“Some took advantage of the situation”
Qatar bought PSG in 2011. For eleven years, many stars have worn the club’s shirt with varying degrees of success. But even today according to President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, some do not bring enough to the club. Worse, they abused the trust of the management who did everything to make their life as pleasant as possible in the French capital. Including with high salaries which can push them not to leave during the transfer window.
“No, it’s enough to compare with the salaries of clubs abroad. Maybe they just don’t have any offers… The Covid period has greatly reduced the market and the means of clubs. It’s also a reality. Now PSG’s position is clear: players who are not part of the project will have to leave. Some took advantage of the situation, now it’s over!”