Lionel Messi signed with PSG before the start of last season and has joined Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. However, the trio was unable to have a high-level season together, largely due to injuries, covid and lack of chemistry. They only engaged in the final stretch, when the Brazilian returned to the pitch after months away.
A year later, the 2022/23 season has already started with a title for PSG in the French Super Cup. The three players have a great physical level and are getting along on the field. So expectations are high from now on. Neymar shone alongside Messi last weekend, in a game that ended 4-0 and did not feature the suspended Mbappé
The newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ projected the “real beginning” for the trio. Neymar stayed after speculation of a possible departure to Chelsea, Manchester City or Newcastle United; Mbappé renewed until 2025 after the possibility of moving to Real Madrid; Messi, at 35, has one more year on his contract.
The vehicle recalled a statement by the Brazilian to explain his expectations for the new season: “Neymar remembered the obvious (interview saying that PSG will be fine). His association with Mbappé and Messi could ignite sparks and take the capital club to unreachable horizons.
“But everything is in the ‘if’. Formed in August 2021 on paper with the arrival of the Argentine, the ‘MNM’ trio never took off, with the exception of a season finale against lesser opponents. This time, everything looks set for an attractive year 2022/2023.”
As the vehicle said, Neymar, Messi and Mbappé had a great final stretch of the season in 2021/22. However, they went through the trauma of yet another frustrating elimination in the Champions League, in a comeback defeat to Real Madrid after winning 2-0 on aggregate.
After months of criticism from the press, speculation about departures and even boos from the crowd, the backstage at PSG is calmer. Neymar has been praised for his training methods and attitudes in recent weeks. The French Championship starts this Saturday (6) for Paris Saint-Germain, who have reason to dream of the “real beginning” of what can be a winning era not only in France, but also in Europe.