The capital club has unveiled the program of festivities for Saturday and the reception of Metz, at the Parc des Princes, during the 38th day of Ligue 1.
House party? Cold with its Ultras since the elimination against Real Madrid, in C1, PSG intends to celebrate its tenth league title as it should be on Saturday (9 p.m.), after the meeting of the 38th and last day of Ligue 1 against Metz. “We hope we will have a great party with the supporters“, Kylian Mbappé aspired last week, during the UNFP Trophies ceremony, calling for “this communion, this cohesion that we have missed a little lately“. To see if the crack of Bondy, whose decision concerning his future is expected this weekend, will be heard. Of course, we can doubt it…
In the meantime, Paris Saint-Germain, champion of France since the 34th day, lifts the veil on Saturday’s menu. So, it is the former Ukrainian glory Andrii Shevchenko, “european football legend“, who will be responsible for presenting the Hexagoal trophy. Currently leading the ranking of top scorers (25) and top passers (17) in Ligue 1, Mbappé could also win these two trophies, he who was already named best player in L1 last Sunday. If necessary, two former house stars will officiate: Bernard Lama will present the trophy for the best passer and Dominique Rocheteau, that of the best scorer. For the first, “KM” has a comfortable lead over his runner-up, Lionel Messi (13). For the second on the other hand, everything remains to be done: after his hat-trick against Brest last week (4-2 victory), Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco) has only one goal less than his Parisian rival (24). “If I can grab it all, I’m not going to deprive myself“smiled Mbappé at the Pavillon Gabriel, he who is not”never satiated“.
Sound, lights and pyrotechnics
Not a word, however, in the PSG press release regarding Angel Di Maria, who will play his last match in Rouge et Bleu on Saturday, after seven years of good and loyal service. It must be said that the departure of the 34-year-old Argentinian international, free this summer, has not yet been officially recorded by the Parisian club. “The player and the club will talk. I have the information, I talked about a whole bunch of subjects with Leonardo yesterday (Thursday), I’m not going to lie to you. But I am not the right interlocutor to express myself on this subject.“Said Mauricio Pochettino about the one he considers to be”one of the best players in the history of this club“. The Argentine coach therefore did not want to get wet about a potential tribute for “Fideo”. “We will have to discuss it because there are already many events prepared for tomorrow“, he simply explained.
For the rest, we know that at “Following their teammates, three players will return individually to the field when their names are called: Marco Verratti, the only player in the history of the championship to have won eight titles, Kylian Mbappé, who could end up as the best passer and scorer in the season, and Captain Marquinhos“. Last but not least, PSG promises “a sound, light and pyrotechnics show” who “will illuminate the Parc des Princesbefore the protocol ceremony. It remains to be seen whether this festive evening will switch to gentle madness and popular conflagration: this would be the case if the so-called Kylian Mbappé announced his extension in front of the Parisian people…