The Athletic Football Tactics Podcast

Do teams want superstars anymore?

Listen on

Episode notes

In this episode, The Athletic’s Michael Cox, Mark Carey and Liam Tharme join Ali Maxwell to ask whether modern football teams actually want superstars anymore?

Kylian Mbappé is leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer but, whisper it quietly; will they be a better team without him?

How have Tottenham Hotspur adapted to the loss of their star man Harry Kane? 

And how Have Bayern Munich had to adapt to having him?

Also, is tournament football, at club and international level; the last bastion for the superstar?

Produced by Steve Hankey.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit