Ligue 1 | Paris Saint-Germain vs Rennes Match, Lineups & Preview
|PSG VS RENNES|
9:35 PM IST (UTC +5:30)
Parc des Princes
One of the biggest stories of the offseason was the arrival of Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi's arrival has added an extra dimension to an already formidable PSG attack. Alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Messi forms part of a 'dream team' frontline that will be expected to wreak havoc on opposition defences throughout the season.
In addition to the arrival of Messi, PSG also made several other key signings in the offseason. Achraf Hakimi joined from Inter Milan for a reported fee of €60 million and is expected to provide attacking thrust from the full-back position. Italian midfielder Marco Verratti also signed a new contract, committing his future to the club and ensuring that he will continue to play a key role in PSG's midfield.
Of course, PSG's success this season will not only depend on the talent at their disposal but also on the tactical acumen of manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine has proven himself to be a shrewd tactician and was instrumental in guiding PSG to the Champions League final in 2020. With the talent at his disposal, Pochettino will be expected to mount a serious challenge for both the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League this season.
So what can we expect from PSG in the 2023 season? Well, one thing is for sure - the team will be playing with a renewed sense of purpose and belief. With the arrival of Messi and the other key signings, PSG have the potential to be one of the most exciting and successful teams in Europe this season. Whether they can deliver on that potential remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure - PSG fans will be eagerly watching every game, hoping that this will be the year when their team finally wins the elusive Champions League trophy.