Team 33: Are PSG turning Paris into more of a football city?

French football writer Julien Laurens chats to Raf

BY Raf Diallo 15:22 Wednesday 14 March 2018, 15:22 14 Mar 2018

Paris, Ile de France, France - Paris SG fans encourage their players during the 8th finals of the Champions League match Paris SG against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris - France..Real Madrid won 2-1 and qualifies for the quarter-finals (Credit Image: � Pierre Stevenin via ZUMA Wire)

After Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid last week, there has been plenty of soul-searching in Paris about the PSG "project" and where it's headed.

French football writer Julien Laurens is well versed in the travails of PSG. Ahead of the Totally Football Show podcast's live event at Vicar Street on March 19th, he joined me on Team 33 to talk about Paris as a football city and how PSG are trying to build an aura in their city and beyond the ring roads of the French capital.

We discussed the relationship between Paris and football and PSG's attempts to build the infrastructure of a true super club including the stadium question and finally making the most of the rich talent pool of players in the Paris suburb region.

You can listen back on the podcast player or stream/download on iTunes:    

Recent interviews on Team 33 include former Man United cult hero Andrei Kanchelskis, ex-England international Carlton Palmer, former Newcastle and Everton left back Alessandro Pistone, Chelsea legends Bobby Tambling and Paddy Mulligan, Dutch legend Johan Neeskens, ex-England striker Darius Vassell, Liverpool legend David Fairclough, former Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella and former Everton forward Tomasz Radzinski. Plus our in-depth chats with Tony CotonPackie BonnerNobby SolanoRon Atkinson and Alan Curbishley are still available on iTunes. You can find them all in one place by subscribing to Team 33 on iTunes.

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