PSG continues the preparation matches with a revised workforce made up of several young players. Some are attracting the staff and will surely have their chance this season. Here are the 5 that could have some playing time this year.
On Wednesday evening, Paris Saint-Germain won for their third preparation match against German club Augsburg with a score of 2 goals to 1. A revised PSG with several young players and on the scoresheet. The opportunity for them to show themselves and score points in the absence of the usual team executives.
Since the start of the preparation matches, some have stood out and have satisfied Mauricio Pochettino’s staff. The club of the capital realizing an XXL transfer window with the arrival of great players, it will be a little complicated for these young people to find a place in the group. Nevertheless, the Argentine manager trusts his young players and may well integrate some of them. Which ? Here are the 5 youngsters from PSG who should have their chance this season.
▪ Xavi Simons
He is the Parisian titi that everyone is talking about. Arrived at PSG in the summer of 2019 from FC Barcelona, Xavi Simons is considered a future crack of world football. At 18, the young Dutchman finally seems ready for the big jump. Integrated into the first team since last season, the midfielder hopes to turn a corner this season. Since the resumption, he seduced his world, the staff as the supporters. In 3 matches, he scored 2 goals. Against Augsburg, he delivered a very encouraging performance. A mixture of simplicity, technical accuracy and intelligence in his game. It promises.
▪ Ismaël Gharbi
A treat to see play. Ismaël Gharbi is rushing through the stages as usual. The 17-year-old is very popular with the Parisian staff. If his great technical qualities are obvious, the young Frenchman also displays a certain abnegation in these preparatory matches. Author of a goal in 3 matches, he also scores valuable points with the Argentine manager. It is therefore not impossible that the former Spurs coach will call on him at some point in the season.
▪El Chadaille Bitshiabu
The Parisian colossus! The youngest player in the professional workforce of the Ile-de-France club. El Chadaille Bitshiabu is a nugget of the club. At only 16 years old, he appears in the small papers of Mauricio Pochettino. Better, he should even be considered the fourth defender this season behind Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Sergio Ramos. Complete defender, with a very good recovery, he is promised a bright future.
▪ Edouard Michut
Like Xavi Simons, Edouard Michut has also been integrated into the first team since last season. He even played his first minutes against Dijon on February 27. If he did not play a single minute during the preparation matches – because of the Covid 19 – the Frenchman is one of the young people who could have their chance this season.
▪ Kenny Nagera
Kenny Nagera and his passion. The 19-year-old striker didn’t have much playing time in his first 3 warm-up matches. However, he already made an appearance for the Rouge et Bleu in the league last year. He is therefore closely followed by the Parisian staff. He also signed until 2025 with his training club.