Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Big-spending PSG already feeling the pressure
AFP, August 20th, 2012 1:55PM

MOST READ


Money doesn't always buy success, but that's the expectation when a team spends the sums invested by Paris Saint-Germain.

After two games, PSG has tied Lorient, 2-2, at home and Ajaccio 0-0 away, with the latter match featuring Ezequiel Lavezzi sent off for a dangerous foul and PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti dismissed for kicking a water bottle onto the field.

Even without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta and Mohamed Sissoko a better performance was expected from PSG Sunday against Ajaccio, which gave it a taste of what it can expect this season. "It won't be easy," said PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi. "Everyone sees us as champions but the truth is on the field. They'll be waiting for us everywhere and every team will give 100 or 120 percent against us."

ibrahimovic's foot injury may heal in time for him to play against Bordeaux Sunday. Javier Pastore's performance in a withdrawn role against Ajaccio was not convincing. Motta's return from a thigh problem should help, and 19-year-old Italian Marco Verratti has impressed each time he has played. Thiago Silva, who played for Brazil in the Olympic Games, has yet to debut for PSG.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Reports: Messi Close to Barca Pay Raise    
According to reports in Spain, Lionel Messi is close to agreeing a contract extension with Barcelona ...
Scholes Named Man United Assistant Coach     
Paul Scholes on Wednesday was named as an assistant coach to interim Manchester United coach Ryan ...
FIFA Suspends Barca Transfer Sentence    
FIFA on Wednesday temporarily suspended the transfer ban handed to Barcelona for violating its rules regarding ...
Donovan on Moyes     
Landon Donovan on Wednesday sounded off on the news that Manchester United had fired head coach ...
Moyes Speaks Out About United Dismissal     
David Moyes on Wednesday broke his silence after being fired as head coach of Manchester United ...
Simeone: Atleti Tried to Score vs. Chelsea    
Diego Simeone said that in contrast to Chelsea, Atletico Madrid tried to score during the first ...
Mourinho Would Field Weakened Team at Anfield     
Jose Mourinho suggested that Chelsea might have given up on the Premier League title after the ...
Scolari turns criticism back onto the critics    
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is shrugging off criticism of several players as tension and excitement ...
Qatar begins down-sizing World Cup plans    
Qatar plans to scale back plans for the World Cup it is scheduled to host in ...
German unions request leniency for late arrival during World Cup    
German union leaders want employers to show leniency towards their soccer-supporting workers by allowing them to ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives