Excellent in the first leg, Idrissa Gana Gueye shone again in the second round between PSG and Bayern Munich at Parc des Princes (0-1).
Alongside Leandro Paredes in the midfield, the Senegalese international ran a lot, collected a lot of balls and greatly relieved the experimental defense of PSG. After the meeting, Mauricio Pochettino nicknamed Idrissa Gana Gueye a real “machine”, the Argentine coach having necessarily appreciated the XXL performance of his player. The former Everton captain, however, has not always displayed this form since his arrival at PSG a year and a half ago. In the columns of L’Equipe, the director of the Diambars academy, where Gueye was trained, explained Idrissa Gana Gueye’s variations in form as well as his lack of consistency at the highest level.
For Jimmy Adjovi-Boco, it’s all a question of physique for Gueye, who needs to be in top form to show his best face. What Thomas Tuchel had perhaps not fully grasped according to him. “In order for him to give his full potential, he needs to be physically well. As soon as he plays too sideways or backwards, he is less well. However, he had several injuries which cut each time his return to form ”explains Adjovi-Boco, who has known Idrissa Gana Gueye since the PSG midfielder at the age of 14, before continuing. “There was a period when Tuchel needed him and maybe he was picking up too quickly. He is someone in the service of others, he will never say no. If the coach asks him something, he will do it. Without this being pejorative, he is a very good soldier. Who, for me, has everything to become a corporal or general ”. Nice compliments for Idrissa Gana Gueye, who is unanimous among PSG observers in recent days. And who will be very valuable against an opponent of the caliber of Manchester City in the semi-finals.