“We have done incredible things with the PSG brand. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi is not a little proud when discussing the results of his action at the head of the capital club, rejoicing to “see the Paris Saint-Germain jersey everywhere” during his (numerous) trips abroad, on all continents. “I am a small part of all that, with an incredible team around me,” he slips in an interview with RMC Sport.

Interview carried out as part of the Doha padel tournament. However, there was talk of the field and the “new cycle” started by the Rouge et Bleu last summer, younger, more collective. Project incompatible with short-term ambitions in Europe? “The C1 is a long story. Maybe we’ll talk about it in the future. We said at the start of the season that we wanted to build a team for the future. A team that can really play together for another six to eight years. We have the youngest team in the quarter-finals and among the ten best European clubs. It makes us proud, and it’s really great that we are following this strategy with young players, French too, to achieve the maximum. Everyone saw the last match. The Qatari president spoke of the victory on the field of Real Sociedad (1-2) on Tuesday, in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League. Not the sad 2-2 draw against Reims on Sunday afternoon…

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dribbling a question on the double of the future starter Kylian Mbappé in San Sebastian, “NAK” projected himself on the quarter-finals of the Champions League and estimated that there remains “still a long way before reaching great goals. This is the first step, match by match, it won’t be easy, that’s for sure. What I ask is that everyone works every day, in training, in every match, to give everything. That’s all. There are no big expectations, we really want to think about the future.

Clearly, PSG no longer aims to “dream bigger”, at least not immediately. “The players want to win every match. But we also have to be realistic. We’re building a new team, so it’s not easy. The players are not ready just because we put them together,” he swears, praising the “tremendous work” of Luis Enrique and that, “fantastic” this time, of Luis Campos. “It’s not just a question of results, it’s also the way we play, the strategy, the vision,” continued Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. In the meantime, PSG is still in the race in all three tables, solid leader in the Ligue 1 standings and on track for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France against Nice on Wednesday (9:10 p.m.). As for the C1, Paris will be determined on its fate in the quarterfinals on Friday, during a highly anticipated draw.