May 24, 2023

Philip Lamm, former captain of the Germany national football team, said that Paris Saint-Germain “is not a team”, comparing it to a “luxury store” for its Qatari owners.

Lamm said in an article for Die Zeit today Wednesday that the French champions have great individual players like Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Neymar, but their team play has been poor.

Lamm, the head of the Euro 2024 organizing committee who captained Germany during their 2014 World Cup climax and Bayern Munich’s treble in 2013, pointed out that Saint-Germain in its current form is nothing more than a showcase the wealth of its owners and their political intentions.

“This expensive team represents a luxury department store that offers the most expensive things that are amazing, but no one can afford them,” Lam said.

He added: “It guarantees a lot of interest and attention, but it only works economically when you spend a lot of money, but the opposite quality is achieved, it’s not good.”

He added: “Politicalally, Saint Germain’s investment may have paid off. The glory of football makes it a suitable instrument for other reasons as well. That’s the way the world works.”

He explained: “But football is something else. Great teams that people recognize develop in the process. This can only be achieved through cooperation, solidarity and community. These are the values ​​of Europe, but they are not values. Saint Germain.

On the pitch, Lahm said that PSG are “not a team” as they play without soul and gradually offer the fans something rejected.

He added: “They are all some of the most famous football players on earth and they have fans and followers all over the world, but in two matches against Bayern Munich, nothing out of the ordinary came up. Nothing causes enthusiasm, nothing wants. be a part.”

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