5 key points from PSG's 2-3 defeat against OGC Nice

  • PSG sealed its first defeat of the season
  • The first problems of Luis Enrique's system begin
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3. Recital of lost balls

I started talking about Achraf Hakimi's good performance in this match, but we must not forget that the match was lost. Of course, we share Luis Enrique's point in which he explains that there were positive things, yes, but it was a loss, and if it was like that it was due to a series of factors. Among them, is the recital of lost balls. Vitinha, Carlos Soler, Bradley Barcola, and even Kylian Mbappe himself lost possession and/or made mistakes in their passes.

In France this almost always translates into a counterattack, and with the centre-back pair of the evening; Danilo-Skriniar, and considering that the star pivot and one of PSG's most important footballers, Manuel Ugarte, was on the bench, the context became quite complicated. If it was a bad game for Milan Skriniar, it surely has to do with the fact that it was a game where he had to run/retreat more than normal. In this system, it will be essential for Paris to find a way not to lose the ball so much, with or without Ugarte (the player with the most team recoveries so far this season).