One day, I hope PSG has 10 Champions League titles…

David Ginola, former footballer for the Parisians, previewed the decisive match against Borussia Dortmund. He also spoke about Kylian Mbappé and highlighted the differences between the club from the French capital and Real Madrid.

One day, I hope PSG has 10 Champions League titles…
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Paris Saint-Germain is set to confront Borussia Dortmund this Tuesday at 8 PM at the Parc des Princes for the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

The first encounter at Signal Iduna Park saw the German team snatch a narrow 1-0 victory, setting the stage for a tense rematch in Paris. This match holds particular significance as it could potentially mark Kylian Mbappé's final European appearance for PSG if rumors of his move to Real Madrid materialize.

In a revealing interview with 'Le Parisien', David Ginola, a legendary figure associated with PSG, provided his insights on the crucial game and discussed the future of Mbappé, whose departure could mark a significant loss for French football. Ginola expressed a mix of regret and optimism, noting, "It's his job. If he goes to Real Madrid, he is heading to the club of his dreams. It's not a step back but the start of a magnificent adventure."

Ginola lamented the impact of Mbappé's potential departure on PSG and French football, emphasizing the joy the young striker has brought to fans who have been fortunate to witness his growth into one of the world's premier talents. "He would have delighted all the fans who came to see an exceptional player at the stadium," Ginola noted, adding that "What predominates is the sadness of no longer having him in the French league, of no longer having him at PSG."

Looking to the future, Ginola expressed his wishes for PSG to achieve greater heights, hoping for the club to secure a legacy similar to that of Real Madrid by winning multiple Champions League titles. This, he believed, would attract top-tier players who are dedicated to contributing to the club's success rather than overshadowing it.

Reflecting on team dynamics and success, Ginola contrasted PSG's star-studded approach with Real Madrid's more team-oriented strategy. At Real, figures like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos, despite their individual fame, were integral parts of a cohesive unit. "That's how you win," Ginola explained, "because the institution of the club was more important than them." He highlighted the importance of having role players or "water carriers" who, while less glamorous, are crucial for balancing a team and ensuring that all necessary tasks are performed.

As PSG prepares for what could be a historic match, the club faces not only the challenge of overturning a deficit against Dortmund but also the broader task of evolving into a club where collective success is the foremost priority, following the model of clubs like Real Madrid. This transitional period could define PSG's trajectory in European football for years to come.