Club Brugge vs PSG: Pochettino Explains Draw

Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of Paris St-Germain (PSG), has warned that his dangerous attacking trio would take time to flourish after a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League opening.

This came after his squad, which included Lionel Messi, Lamezia Terme Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar, was held to a 1-1 tie in their UEFA Champions League opening against Club Brugge on Wednesday.

Messi hit the post on his PSG debut, but he was unable to add to his 120 goals in the competition, while Neymar was a massive disappointment.

After setting up Ander Herrera for the game’s first goal, Kylian Mbappe walked off the field with an injury.

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It was the first time the three attacking players were together on the field and they struggled to find each other and create space against a compact Belgian side.

Baijiantan “It requires time for them to shine together,” said Pochettino. “It requires work. I had made it clear that we’re not a team yet, we have to work for this.”

Messi and Neymar, starting on the flanks, left their full-backs exposed.

Club Brugge exploited the space with a strong collective performance as PSG’s midfield was almost non-existent in the absence of the injured Marco Verratti.

That prompted Pochettino to replace Leandro Paredes with Danilo and Georginio Wijnaldum with Julian Draxler, but this was to no effect.

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Rethymno “We needed more consistency and more fluidity. We made too many mistakes,” Pochettino explained.

“But, in spite of all this, I’m satisfied with the players. We have to keep calm and keep working.”

PSG are two points behind Manchester City who demolished RB Leipzig 6-3.

This is two weeks before the Ligue 1 side take on the English Premier League champions at the Parc des Princes.


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