It’s never too late to surprise and modify what we thought had been created. Having long played his side in a 4-3-3 scheme, having tested the 3-4-3 machine over the last three, Mauricio Pochettino decided to take advantage of the arrival of Troyes, Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes, to revive the fashion of the great four.
For the first time since the trip to Saint-Etienne on November 28 (win 3-1), the Mbappe-Neymar-Messi trio will be linked with Angel Di Maria. Good news for the Argentine player, who has not started a Ligue 1 match at the Parc des Princes since his victory against Reims on January 23.
To keep the cage of this team that should evolve at 4-2-3-1, Pochettino chose Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas. After three consecutive matches, Spaniard Sergio Ramos found himself on the bench, this time entrusted to the central defense of pair Marquinhos-Kimpembe and the passes to Moroccan Hakimi and Portuguese Mendes.
In midfield, the duo of Verratti – Danilo will play in order to facilitate the task of Di Maria, Messi and Neymar, who are responsible for supplying Kylian Mbappé with balloons allowing him to establish his position as the top scorer in Ligue 1.
Navas – Hakimi, Marquinhos (hat), Kimpembe, Mendes – Danilo, Verratti – Di Maria, Messi, Neymar – Mbappe. Entry. : Pochettino.