French media optimize PSG chances to reach into the CL semis

Champion League title is perhaps the most adorable one for every participant no matter if it needs to believe over historical facts for this knowing the fact that every game is different from the past one. Still, it is fair to believe in any superstition as long as it is in your favor. This is something what is being happened with German side Paris Saint-Germain who is in terrific form these days. They defeated league giant Chelsea by 3-1 in the first leg of CL quarterfinals strengthening their chances to reach into the semifinal. According to crazy historians, PSG has reached into the semis 76 percent of times after 1970-71 when they crushed league side by a big margin. The biggest sports daily in France L’Equipe has highlighted these figures in its latest issue with a front page focus on PSG player Ezequiel Lavezzi who seemed to be ready to kill anybody! Inside its front page story, it described in detail about the team, their performance this season, and players probability to lift the UEFA trophy this year. If we go through the main media publications after Wednesday match, they all seemed to be applauding PSG great afford to defeat one of the promising English sides who has been the toughest contender of the league title this season.

Even if we leave publications aside, radio stations were also in the heaven after watching the game against the Blues. Similarly, it was one of the biggest disappointments for Chelsea who has been among the top two in the EPL leaderboard for quite some time and its manager has said over several occasions that European tourney is causing players loss of stamina hence they are not able to fully concentrate over domestic event. Once we reach into the semis of European event, picture would be clear whether Germans or French would rule the event as in the past season or would there be an English side topping the chart this time.

Former Everton manager Jose Mourinho said after the defeat, “I’m not happy with my strikers’ performances, so I have to try things. With Andre, at least I know we have one more player to have the ball, we have one more player to associate with the other players. Even not being dangerous because he is not a striker, he can associate and the team can have control of the ball possession like we had. Football is also about scoring goals. That is for strikers, for real strikers. I had to try.”