Present at a press conference after the draw in Lens (1-1), PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino returned to his team’s difficult match.
The days go by, but little has changed. Even if they know how to win, often this season, Paris Saint-Germain has not offered a sparkling spectacle since the launch of the 2021-2022 fiscal year. After the victory in Saint-Etienne last Sunday (3-1), the Parisians delivered a sad match against OGC Nice on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes (0-0). A reaction was then expected this Saturday on the lawn of RC Lens, but it was not. So yes, there was one at the end of the match with the equalizing goal from Georginio Wijnaldum who offered his team a point (1-1, 17th day of L1). But for the rest, we will come back.
Until the entries of Kylian Mbappé and the Dutchman, and again, Mauricio Pochettino’s team offered a very sad face on which returned one of the men of the match on the Lensois side, Jean-Louis Leca, in the mixed zone. But the words most awaited were those of Mauricio Pochettino, who gave us a rather lunar press conference a few days ago near the Porte d’Auteuil. This time, the Argentine coach was more sober, and he calmly analyzed the performance of his men, he who finds in particular that the draw is deserved.
“The result is right at the end”
“We have to give credit to Lens, which is a physical, aggressive team, with a lot of energy and which put us in difficulty. It has a lot of energy, has cut our transmission channels. We couldn’t combine. It is positive that the team fought well when they suffered. The competition is dense, with a lot of games for us. We couldn’t put our game in place. The result is right at the end ”, said the former manager of Tottenham who congratulated the Sang-et-Or for their good performance.
Everyone has seen it, the formation of Franck Haise is the team that has bothered PSG the most this season. And Mauricio Pochettino recognized it: “Yes, she gave us problems. We did not have our best evening, We lost a lot of balls, especially in the first period. We could not then put our game in place because of this lack of precision. That’s why I changed my tactics, given different positions to the players. “ Technical waste and a glaring lack of connection, there were some, and the capital club did well at the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium. And against FC Bruges on Tuesday, in a match without a stake in the Champions League, another face will inevitably be expected.