PSG ‘worried’ Messi, Pochettino and his squad are not speaking French

There are concerns in the PSG hierarchy that the squad isn't speaking French enough, with Spanish taking over as the dominant language.

The Parisian giants boast one of the most multicultural sides in world football, and PSG have players in 11 different national sides.

And as a result, Spanish is now the most popular language spoken in the dressing room at the Parc des Princes.

Mauricio Pochettino, himself, barely uses French, and the gaffer opts to convey instructions to his team in Spanish or English.

And in a report from Spanish-outlet Marca, there is growing concern about the lack of French from PSG's executives.

PSG's dwindling French influence isn't just limited to the language, and the Parisian side currently has 13 French first-team players.

While this is way more than any other nation, seven players could be considered youngsters, while Alex Letellier is the fourth choice keeper.

Amad Diallo and Layvin Kurzawa's influence on the pitch has reduced, leaving just Kylian Mbappe and Pascal Kimpembe as France's two representatives in the starting side.

However, this may be representative of Paris, which is recognised as one of the most multicultural cities in Europe.

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PSG have previously made it mandatory for players to learn the local language upon arriving in the French capital, but that is now optional, and few players take up the opportunity.

According to Marca, Mbappe, arguably France's biggest star, attempts to speak in Spanish or English.

While Neymar and Keylor Navas understand the language but neither of them speaks in French.

Lionel Messi and fellow new arrival Nuno Mendes have no understanding of French.

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