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Rothen thinks PSG don’t need Paqueta

Announcing in the viewfinder of PSG, Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta would not be the ideal employee for our consultant Jérôme Rothen. On the RMC mic, he made it clear Thursday that this profile shouldn’t be the club’s priority.

“I expect more consistency and professionalism from him.” Despite the praise, Jerome Ruthen still has some reservations about Lucas Paqueta, who announced it on Wednesday by the team In the viewfinder of PSG. In the RMC microphone on the Rothen Ignites programme, the former Monaco player explained that the Paris club should not buy a new player as a priority: “The basis is not recruitment. The workforce is constant. What should be created as quickly as possible is respect for the coach.”

“Paris Saint-Germain does not need a number 10”

“PSG is right to think of good players, don’t worry. But I think before we think of Paqueta, we have to think of something else, release Ruthin. Indeed, to create a group because that is the problem of PSG. When you put yourself in Paqueta in Halfway through the season, you shouldn’t put your finger where it hurts, that’s where the problems are for PSG. PSG doesn’t need a number 10, because I agree with Juninho, it’s not a number 9.”

Jerome Rothen also believes that PSG do not need a second player with the same characteristics as Neymar. And then there’s the mentality. Not insulting the Brazilians or the Argentines, but there is a balance to be achieved. You would add a Brazilian player who is close to Neymar, and he takes his example. On the field, why not, even if they have opposing styles, but if he also takes the example of his cleanliness in life We are strictly prohibited.” Taking the example of the penalty case at Roazone Park (1-4), he finds that “this shows a poor state of mind”. “When you’re on set, don’t do what he did in Rennes,” he concludes.

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“It’s not a question of quality, it’s a matter of mentality”

For his part, Emmanuel Petite recalls that Lucas Paqueta arrived in Europe in 2019 at the initiative of Leonardo, then the sporting director of AC Milan, where it was a failed pass for him. “This surprises me.” It also emphasizes the position of the player. “Pochettino and his staff know very well the collective problems at PSG, and he supports them. It is not a question of quality, it is a question of mentality.”

“When I see Paqueta’s first months, both Ligue 1 praised him and it was great to watch, Petit continues. Strangely enough, once there were problems on the pitch, we got to the locker room today, we realize he doesn’t have the same performance.”

Finally, our advisor is convinced that his situation at Paris Saint-Germain will make him a lesser quality player, like his painful Italian experience. “He will be a regular player like he was at AC Milan. I find it hard to imagine that he will succeed.” The debates are still far from over, with the potential Brazil international scheduled to arrive in Paris next summer.