Next season, the PSG system could revolve around a three-man defense, and more particularly in a 3-5-2 according to what several sources confide, including Le Parisien. To do this, the Parisian club would still be looking for three recruits, including two in central defense and a lining for Achraf Hakimi according to the regional daily.
The arrival of Christophe Galtier at the head of PSG could be consistent with a change of system. The French coach, whose arrival should be formalized on Monday, would rely on a 3-5-2 as the basic tactic for the 2022/2023 season according to certain sources, including The Parisian. For the PSG as for the coach, it is a formation for which the marks are not perfectly established and which supposes to adjust the workforce somewhat.
Two central and a right piston
Thus, the Parisian club would hope for three recruits to expand the future system with three defenders, indicates the regional daily. The first of these should be Milan Skriniar, which seems to be getting closer to PSG every day. The Slovak defender will come to fill the ranks of Paris with a fourth central – excluding undesirables – a minimum when it comes to establishing such a system. In addition to the Slovak, the arrival of another central defender would also be hoped for.
A little further up the field, PSG would also be looking for Achraf Hakimi’s understudy. Indeed, the departure of Colin Dagba being hoped for, the young Timothée Pembélé and Thierno Baldé probably still seem a little tender to occupy such a role. Especially since the first has to recover from a serious knee injury, while for the other, the profile does not seem to completely match.
A Messi/Mbappé duo in attack
For this PSG with 3-5-2 sauce, three recruits would therefore be expected by the leaders. The idea of such a tactic on paper would be to allow Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé to coexist on the attacking front. The Argentinian would thus be closer to the goal than he was all last season under the orders of Mauricio Pochettino. Quite naturally, it would seem that Neymar, if he stays, will evolve a notch lower. Which might actually look more like a 3/4/3, unless the Brazilian is lined up as a running midfielder. An option that remains quite unlikely despite everything.