"They could be a danger" - Florent Malouda says Lionel Messi and PSG pose a major threat to Chelsea's chances of retaining Champions League title


According to former France winger Florent Malouda, PSG and Lionel Messi could stop Chelsea from winning the UEFA Champions League for the second year in a row.

 He believes the Parisians pose a serious threat to the Premier League giants' chances of retaining the European crown this season.

The Champions League has lived up to its reputation once again this term, with European powerhouses bringing out their best in recent weeks.

 Florent Malouda has named four clubs he considers favorites to win the tournament this time, and the Parisians are unsurprisingly one of them. He told Genting Casino (via Daily Post ):

"As usual, it would be Liverpool, Man City – the English teams are always dangerous. Then you have PSG or Madrid, especially Paris. They are always close."

Paris Saint-Germain have been one of the top performers in the Champions League over the last couple of years. They made their maiden appearance in the final of the competition in 2020 but fell short against Bayern Munich.

However, many, including Florent Malouda, expect the French giants to finally get the job done this season following the arrival of Lionel Messi last summer. Malouda said:

“They brought in Messi to win this competition. PSG are so willing to win the Champions League, they could be a danger if they find the right attacking balance."

Meanwhile, the Parisians' all-star attack consisting of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe is yet to take off this season. Mbappe single-handedly carried the team's goalscoring responsibilities several times. That doesn't seem to bother Florent Malouda, though.

 The Frenchman believes the trio will be unstoppable when they finally find the perfectly connection. He said:

"And this could happen very fast because when their attacking players find confidence, you’re talking about serious firepower."

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