Lionel Messi and PSG beneath hearth after displaying “nothing going ahead” in Membership Brugge draw

Lionel Messi made his first begin for Paris Saint-Germain within the Group A encounter with Membership Brugge however he didn’t make a successful return to Champions League motion

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Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Nicolas Anelka has railed in opposition to his outdated facet after their toothless efficiency in opposition to Membership Brugge within the Champions League.

Lionel Messi made his first begin for PSG within the Group A encounter however solely succeeded in selecting up a yellow card for a annoyed sort out within the second half.

Attacking colleagues Neymar and Kylian Mbappe didn’t fare significantly better, though the latter did choose up the help for Ander Herrera’s opening objective within the fifteenth minute.

Hans Vanaken pulled Brugge stage shortly earlier than the half-hour mark and the hosts went on to register extra photographs and extra photographs on course than PSG.

Lionel Messi has come beneath hearth from former PSG striker Nicolas Anelka

Anelka had two stints on PSG’s books and he was dismayed by the show of Mauricio Pochettino’s facet.

“Brugge had been higher when it comes to depth, the midfield battle, photographs on course, in each space, so congratulations to them,” he advised French broadcaster RMC Sport .

“We anticipated PSG to play nicely, but it surely’s the PSG we don’t need to see. Nothing went nicely. There was no depth, no monitoring again, nothing going ahead.”

Anelka, 42, is aware of what it takes to win the Champions League having triumphed at Stade de France with Actual Madrid within the 1999/2000 season.

He insists fast enchancment can be wanted for PSG to emerge from their group, not to mention be topped European champions for the primary time, declaring: “In the event that they play like that, it’s not going to be attainable.”

Pochettino was equally downhearted by PSG’s efficiency, which leaves them two factors behind Manchester Metropolis in Group A.

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“No person within the group may be pleased with their efficiency and no one may be pleased with this end result. We got here right here to take factors. All of the factors,” stated the Argentine supervisor.

“Hats off to Membership Brugge. They wished it greater than us tonight they usually deserve the purpose.

“We didn’t have a great night. We’ve to remain calm, hold working and take the time we’d like. Issues will get higher.”

The celebrity trio didn’t make an impression on their first outing for PSG


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Pochettino was additionally quizzed on why Messi, Neymar and Mbappe didn’t gel and responded by calling for endurance with the celebrity trio.

“We want time to work for them to construct an understanding,” stated Pochettino. “That’s been clear and we’ve stated that in latest days. We nonetheless need to create a group.”

PSG welcome Metropolis to the Parc des Princes later this month and within the meantime they’ll prolong their 100 per cent file in Ligue 1 as they host Lyon on Sunday evening.

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