The American giant, now the main broadcaster of the French championship, unveils this Friday three new episodes of its documentary series devoted to PSG.
The “Parisian titis” in the spotlight. This Friday, Amazon Prime Video, the new Ligue 1 broadcaster, is putting online the three episodes of season 2 of its documentary series “PSG Ô Ville Lumière, 50 years of legend”. “A lot of things are happening at the moment, the 50 years already seem far away ”, assures the Deputy Managing Director of the club Jean-Claude Blanc, who attended the preview screening of episode 2 this Thursday. And for good reason, the 50 years of the club were celebrated last year by the club of the capital, while this episode mainly highlights the Parisian training, which has continued to train great talents in recent years.
Among them, Timothée Pembélé (19 years old). Loaned this season to Bordeaux, the native of Val-d’Oise made his debut last year against… Bordeaux, with a goal against his side (2-2, 28 November). “I was deg (sic) ”, commented the central defender of formation, whose simplicity and frankness will tear a big smile with a projection room filled to two thirds behind the scenes of the Parc des Princes. Pembélé is “a good customer, good character», Notes the director Benjamin Montel, who signed this episode 2 long of about fifty minutes, like the other two.
Mbappé’s hat-trick at Camp Nou
An episode that alternates between Stéphane Roche’s U19s and the exploits of the pros, around local figures Kylian Mbappé and Presnel Kimpembe. The central defender, vice-captain of the club, is erected in “success story»By the various stakeholders. Archive images retrace his modest rise within the capital club. Mbappé’s first dribbles at the age of 8 are also highlighted but it is above all the now high expectations around Bondy’s crack that are put forward. We find a Mbappé in full doubt and criticized before the round of 16 in Barcelona. Remobilized as an aside by his new coach Mauricio Pochettino, the number 7 will respond with a strong way with a saving hat-trick in Catalonia (4-1). “You are not happy, treble! Kimpembe plant with a contagious smile. “A hat-trick at Camp Nou doesn’t happen every day, I hope I can do more like that …“Mbappé dreams with emotion, who will wait at least a year to do so under the colors of Real.
An emotion that accompanies the titi Pembélé in the heart of his city, where he finds with emotion the mother of his best friend and his neighborhood friends, all flanked by a “Pembélé 32” jersey. Moments of life that skillfully blend with those of the privacy of the locker room. “The common thread was to put people at the heart of the story“, Explains the director and producer Manuel Herrero, showrunner of a series which was able to enjoy a”total editorial freedom“.
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Leonardo modest with regard to the privacy of the locker room
To do this, the teams of the American giant were able to count on the good complicity of colleagues from PSG TV and especially on that of the Parisian cloakroom. “It was a little weird at first to have these cameras but they were careful with us, says the Spaniard Ander Herrera, the only player of the club present at the screening. Afterwards, we behaved naturally. ” The scenes of liesses after the victories in Lens against Marseille (2-1, trophy of the champions) then in Barcelona testify to it, like the first appearance of the coach “Poche” with the group.
Scenes captured under the watchful eye of the sports director Leonardo, who confesses to be of nature “modest in relation to what happens in the locker room. ” Also present at the presentation, the Brazilian still smiles at the idea of having been “a nightmareFor the realization, while being satisfied with the final product. A product which, according to him, displays “a club more cosmopolitan than the others“While putting the spotlight on its“ titis ”and the ideal situation of PSG, located at the heart of the main pool of professional players in the world, which in particular attracted the Emiratis of the City Football Group to invest in Troyes. “We hope that players like Pembélé, Xavi Simmons, Gharbi or Bisthiabu will also have great stories to tell.Leonardo said. The future is in good hands.