January 19, 2021

PSG can exploit Bayern’s excessive defensive position, says Rooney – soccer

Former England skipper Wayne Rooney believes Paris St Germain have the velocity and ability to take advantage of Bayern Munich’s excessive defensive position in Sunday’s Champions League last and punish them in a approach Olympique Lyonnais couldn’t.

Lyon forwards Memphis Depay and Karl Toko Ekambi missed gilt-edged alternatives within the opening 16 minutes of their 3-Zero defeat by Bayern within the semi-final on Wednesday and Rooney has warned that PSG’s entrance three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria is not going to be so wasteful.

“Bayern have the benefit that the majority of their beginning line-up have performed within the Champions League last earlier than. However I’ve a sense for PSG,” Rooney, who gained the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008, wrote in his column for the Sunday Occasions.

“It is going to be a shoot-out and I believe with Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria, PSG will exploit the excessive line that Bayern play. They’ll get possibilities and take them.

“I’ve little question that press will create possibilities for Bayern however PSG are ok in possession to cope with it and as soon as they play by way of it there will likely be alternatives for his or her attackers.”

The concentration is going to little question be on Mbappe and Neymar who’ve mixed for eight objectives and 9 assists within the competitors to this point however Rooney, 34, believes it’s his former Manchester United staff mate Di Maria that would make the distinction.

“PSG’s match-winner may simply be Di Maria. He’s an exquisite participant. He works tirelessly on the pitch and his supply, imaginative and prescient and consciousness is good,” Rooney stated.