Ramos, Messi, Neymar or Mbappe: Who will take PSG’s penalties?

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Lionel Messi has become a recent superstar in Paris Saint-Germain, as he joins a team that will play the likes of Sergio Ramos, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe.

Given their status as the 4 most famous players in world football, all of whom will be in the same team, one question will have to be answered: who will take the PSG penalty?

While few would be surprised if the burden would be on Leo Messi’s shoulders, as the biggest superstar on the PSG side, looking at the statistics shows why the best choice for this role could be Sergio Ramos.

Sergio Ramos has an unbeaten record in the penalty area, having scored one in each of the last 10, which is the best record for this quartet.

Neymar and Mbappe both hit 9 times from their last 10 penalties, and Messi is actually the least effective player in the department, with 8 kicks from his last 10.

Another similar situation is expected to happen with PSG’s free-kick tacker, with the queue of the 4 players around the ball waiting for each important free-kick.

We will soon find out if Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to resolve the situation himself, or will he allow the players to do so in each game.

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