Often criticized for their lack of credibility, Paris Saint-Germain sometimes has trouble managing their stars. This is no surprise to Mathieu Bodmer, who witnessed this problem with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Mauricio Pochettino’s desire to go elsewhere is further evidence that Paris Saint-Germain has real problems managing its stars. It is no coincidence that the Argentine coach, among the reasons for his possible departure, cited the fact that he is uncomfortable working at the Parisian club, where some players have a certain power. A phenomenon that has been observed for several years, recalls Mathieu Bodmer, witnessed the conditions of the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2012.
“When he arrives, Ibra become above the club,”he said.
“The club is always above the player. But Ibra, when he came to PSG, became above the club. Everyone talked about him like they talk about Neymar and Mbappe today. They are above the club, and that’s the problem with PSG. But this is a younger club, with less European history than others, so it will take time for Paris FC to rise above the players. “
“For now, they need these people to grow: social media subscribers, t-shirts, the number of partnerships, etc.”
“For those who knew PSG fifteen years ago, this is just unimaginable. It’s good for everyone, for the French championship too, and Ibra has contributed to that. Should PSG have tightened the screws? I’m sure they should have. But how do you do it? Initially you want him to be your headliner because you can’t have Ronaldo or Messi, who cost too much and are difficult athletically,”Mathieu Bodmer continued.