Mauricio Pochettino in difficulty at PSG

By Piyush

Coach Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain and Lionel Messi during the Ligue 1 Paris Saint Germain (PSG) v Olympique Lyonnais (OL) football match at Parc des Princes stadium on September 19, 2021 in Paris, France. Photo by Christian Liewig/ABACAPRESS.COM

While results have been pretty good for Mauricio Pochettinoand Paris Saint-Germain this season, but there are clearly difficulties at the club among suggestions that the Argentine coach is in trouble at the Parc des Princes.

The former Tottenham chief is under the observation due to the media hypothesizing suggesting that a number of the players are at odds with the coach, who himself has also been linked with a shift to Manchester United.

According to L’Equipe, there have been proposals that Lionel Messi’s company has serious doubts over the tactical abilities of Pochettino.

It’s also reckoned that a number of PSG’s playing squad believe that Pochettino’s style of play is confining, and that there is no capacity to make good changes when it comes to counter-attacks. Meaning he cannot get the perfect result out of his main attacking threats – Kylian Mbappe, Messi and Neymar

Pochettino’s pleasant nature has also been condemned, with some believing him to be lenient with players, and not admonishing them when required.

While his treatment of Messi – allowing him to celebrate his Ballon d’Or win two days before a match – hasn’t plunged well either.

Given that, Pochettino has explained his position and stressed that the press will not always be kind to PSG given the pivot which is on the club.

“I feel good and calm,” Pochettinostated. “I feel that I have the support of my players.”

“We have ups and downs and I understand that being at PSG means a light is shone on the club, and not everything will be complimentary. There are things to improve and we can play better.”

Next up for PSG is their final Champions League group stage match facing Club Brugge, though the Ligue 1 side will end second to Manchester City in Group A no matter of their result against the Belgians.


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