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When will PSG dominate Europe?

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Zlatan is a key-man for PSG (©GettyImages)
Zlatan is a key-man for PSG (©GettyImages).

While many may see Paris-Saint-Germain as a jaw-dropping club, they still have to prove themselves before they can be considered one of the top clubs in the world.

Although they remain undefeated in Ligue 1 (10 wins and 4 draws), one must look at the opponents that they face. It appears that only AS Monaco, Marseille, Lille, and Lyon seem to challenge PSG. This is clearly evident in European competition. 

They managed to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last year, only to lose to Barcelona on away goals. But, a top club could've edged Barca, as Bayern did in a superlative fashion in the semi-finals of the competition. PSG could've gone farther if they played bigger rivals in domestic competitions. 

When a team faces low-rivals constantly, they can become complacent and lose their instinct to give it their all in every game. This mentality can transfer over to the bigger matches which will surely play against PSG.

But, there are ways for PSG to gain dominance in all competitions. 

First, they need to bring in star players for all positions. Zlatan and Cavani up top are wonderful, but players such as Maxwell and Jallet aren't helping when it comes to high-quality football. Bringing in big names to cover the whole pitch will give an extra wow-factor to PSG's look.

And Secondly, they must develop youngsters for the future. Lucas Moura, Adrien Rabiot, and Marco Veratti look very promising, but three youngsters simply won't do it. Whether they come through a youth-setup, or through another team for a low-price, PSG must look to reinforce their squad for the future. 

Overall, the squad is very good. But, there are a few chinks that need to be addressed so PSG can continue building upon the foundation that they have set up. 

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