Paris Saint-Germain have one of the best squad depth in the Europe’s top five leagues this season. The French Champions have one of the best attacking trios in the Europe’s top five leagues.
The attacking duo of Neymar and Mbappe have the highest combined goals this season. Despite the fact that Paris Saint-Germain are working with a principle combination of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, it might not be as successful as Barcelona’s ‘MSN’.
The front trio lacks chemistry. Neymar and Messi was part of Barcelona’s MSN, this explains why both players understand the need to be less selfish on pitch. The Combination might not be sufficient to win the UEFA champions league title that the French champions have been longing for a very long time.
In the 2022/23 season, Messi has provided five assists for Kylian Mbappe and three assists for Neymar Junior, while Neymar has provided two assists for Messi and three assists for Mbappe.
However, Mbappe is yet to provide assists for either Messi and Mbappe. This is because the French striker has been very selfish of lately as he has been squandering big chances created by other players. This selfishness of Mbappe is the reason why Paris Saint-Germain would struggle on the European competition to beat top teams.
During the MSN Era, the attacking trio were selfless and this explains why they are the attacking trio with highest combined goals in history. Barcelona was very successful because Messi, Suarez and Neymar always provide assists for one another. This is an attribute Mbappe lacks and could be the reason why the Messi, Neymar and Mbappe combination might be be as successful as MSN.
Regardless of Mbappe selfishness, the attacking trio lacks cohesion as Paris Saint Germain has struggles to work recent games. Messi’s work rate has been commendable, but it might not be sufficient enough for the French Champions to win their first Champions league title.