PSG and Lille open the curtain of the season in France with a decaffeinated Super Cup due to the multiple casualties that the Parisian team has. Pochettino’s men will play with practically an eleven full of substitutes and, the signings, only Wijnaldum and Achraf entered the call. Ramos is still recovering from his thigh ailments and Donnarumma has yet to return from vacation after winning the European Championship.
Undoubtedly, the most outstanding loss of PSG is that of Mbappé. Although the French international has already returned to training, Pochettino has decided to reserve him to have him ready before the debut next week against Troyes in Ligue 1. The forward’s future remains uncertain and no one can assure that he will remain in Paris, nor that he will leave before the market closes.
The main incentive of the final will be the revenge that PSG wants after Lille snatching Ligue 1 from him in May. Northerners, in the midst of an economic crisis, They have lost their coach, Galtier, as well as two mainstays in the achievement of the title such as Maignan or Soumaré, transferred to Milan and Leicester respectively. Without even having signed, the game is expected to be more even than normal despite the eleven circumstances that PSG will line up. Homegrown players Bitshiabu (1.96 and 16 years old), Edimbe and Kalimuendo point to headlines cThe aim is to show Pochettino that they can have a place in the squad this season. Regarding the eleven that Pochettino will draw, Draxler could accompany Icardi (which yesterday confirmed on social networks that he will continue in Paris) in attack and Gueye could double pivot with Wijnaldum. Achraf, who has been one of the highlights in the preseason, will start on the right wing in an eleven full of substitutes and in a match that, according to Pochettino, can determine the future of several players in the club.