“The title is at stake,” warns Roten after defeat to Rennes

A day after PSG’s 1-0 loss to Rennes, Jerome Rothen shared his concerns about the rest of the season for the Ile-de-France club. At the Rothen ignites show at RMC, a consultant sounded the alarm.

Two years after Lille’s crown in Ligue 1, PSG are still challenging their dominance on the domestic stage. Having lost to Rennes (0-1) this Sunday on the 19th day of the season, the Ile-de-France club sees Lens and Olympique de Marseille hot in the league. Still at the top of the table, Christophe Gaultier’s side will have to stay serious as the Champions League returns soon with a doubleheader against Bayern.

“Champions over 90 points? I think if PSG do the same second part of the season, they will be champions, predicted Jérôme Rothen at the Rothen ignites show this Monday at RMC. But it’s more in the content and in the emergence. in the coming teams.. .”

>> Rennes-PSG (1:0)

Fooled by Rothen Lens and OM

Not forgetting OM, who are just two points behind Lens and therefore five behind PSG, Jérôme Rothen hailed the northerners’ superb start to the championship. First to topple Paris this season, Franck Haise’s men impressed in this impressive win (3-1) at the start of January. In addition to efficiency, the blood and gold group radiates a certain collective power. Ditto for the Fokelians in recent weeks.

“We feel alchemy with the group in Lens or the group in Marseille,” explained the Dream Team RMC Sport member. I have often emphasized Tudor’s difficulty in making the interesting things in his group superior and positive. motivate players to achieve long-term results. At the moment, they are absolutely right. Therefore, I congratulate them.”

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Faced with the form of their two main pursuers, PSG are set to stick their tongue out at the start of 2023.

“If we talk about Paris Saint-Germain, yes the title is at stake. They don’t let go of collective power, analyzed the former midfielder of Ile-de-France and the Blues. And for the X time, not only after recovery. After the World Cup. Previously and there was a lot of success in terms of results and victories on both surfaces with almost 100% efficiency.

Roten hopes for the best for Messi and Neymar

To explain this collapse in Ligue 1, Jérôme Rothen put forward the physical conditions that are still insufficient for some players, especially in the attacking sector, where the stars returned late from the World Cup.

“This effectiveness is less because the players in attack are not in the best condition. Against Rennes, Kylian Mbappé was coming back from the holiday so logically that he became a substitute, he chained the RMC Sport consultant. He had to play twenty minutes and he played when he came. a more or less because he was worried.”

To clarify the Neymar-Messi pairing: “The level of Messi and Neymar in the Rennes match… It will definitely not be the same and I wish them three weeks or a month from now. So ‘must’ be alert.”

Roten: “Galtier is not completely right”

Apart from the (temporary?) poor form of certain executives, Jérôme Rothen was not entirely convinced by certain tactical choices made by Christophe Galtier this season. Between switching to a 4-3-3 or reverting to a three-man defence, Paris are still searching for the right formula.

“It’s been difficult to find the right strategy for PSG in the team, more than at the start of the season. There’s a three-man defense against Rennes, and it’s still a bit much for me. Over the Straits, the former tricolor international lamented. From a tactical point of view, the score I think Christophe Gaultier is not completely right. First of all, there are players who cannot step up when the going gets tough.”

Before concluding on the lack of results against the bulk of Ligue 1: “When I said the title could escape them, seeing them play Lens despite a reduced squad, they really pushed. Draw with Monaco, squeezed them at Parc des Princes. Victory over Marseille “They were squeezed at the Parc des Princes. And the Rennes defeat behind that. The teams that came after Paris Saint-Germain, they didn’t win once. Against Marseille. Against the big teams, it’s worrying in terms of content.”

With Jean-Guy Lebreton, RMC

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