Authors of a new contrasting performance against Olympique de Marseille, Lionel Messi and Neymar have nothing left in the tank, according to Daniel Riolo.
In the hard for several weeks, the PSG did not hold the shock. On the move on the lawn of the Vélodrome, the Red and Blue were jostled as rarely by Olympique de Marseille, with the key to a 2-1 defeat synonymous with elimination in the knockout stages of the Coupe de France. If it is not Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes, who have managed to bring danger to the corridors, the Parisians have been struggling.
But for Daniel Riolo, the best symbol of Parisian impotence is obviously the performance delivered by Lionel Messi and Neymar, responsible for making people forget the absence of Kylian Mbappé. The Brazilian, after finding the post in the first period, tried intermittently to sound the revolt but without success. As for Lionel Messi, he appeared particularly uninspired and perfectly muzzled by the Olympian defense.
They are burned
“All we see from PSG are the shortcomings that we point to all week long on the two attackers (Neymar and Messi) who are burned. They are capable of flashes but there is nothing left in them. There is no longer the very high level”, he said, after seeing “a superior Marseille who was not afraid even in the one-on-one. Neymar and Messi tried to break through but they stumbled on the Marseillais. »
According to him, no Parisian player even really has a place in the Marseille eleven. “There is not a regular Parisian in the OM team. There isn’t one. That’s the drama. Maybe Hakimi but that would mean instead of Clauss which is fine. Hakimi maybe, ok, if we want, he continued. But in the game and at the level of the attackers the drama, the absolute drama of PSG is that there is not a Parisian that I put in place of a Marseillais. It’s unimaginable to say such a thing. And yet it is just an observation. »