Signing Neymar was not enough to turn Paris St Germain into a major force in European football, according to former AC Milan coach Arigo Sacchi.
Sacchi, who led Milan to two European Cup titles in 1989 and 1990, told French sports daily L’Equipe that he is unconvinced by PSG’s strategy for success in Europe and questioned whether the French side have the right club culture.
PSG spent 400 million euros ($492 million) in the close-season transfer window buying Brazil forward Neymar for a world record fee and France international Kylian Mbappe.
Yet they were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16 by Real Madrid on Tuesday, losing 5-2 on aggregate.
That was the sixth consecutive season they had exited Europe’s elite club competition before the semi-final stage after being taken over and bankrolled by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011.