He is a Mauricio Pochettino far from being dejected by the sad spectacle that his team offered during the PSG / Nice (0-0) that was presented at a post-match press conference. He felt his troops should have won and remains confident in the future.
What did you think of your team’s performance throughout the game? He seems to have had two very different periods, with a much more successful second half, doesn’t he?
“In general, I think the team was better than our opponent. We create chances, but we don’t score. It is a pity that we did not end this game winning, but we deserved the three points. It’s football… I think in a season you can have that kind of thing. “
What is the difference between the way you would like PSG to evolve and your actual production according to you?
“We play as we should, with the means we have today. I am satisfied with it. Evolution runs its course in small steps every day. We are first in Ligue 1 and we have qualified for the round of 16. Now we must continue working to face the decisive moments and respond to the present at that moment. “
PSG had a lot of chances tonight, especially in the second half, but what do you think went wrong to score a goal?
“That happens. Sometimes you shoot and go in, sometimes you don’t. Tonight was not our night. It happens in football and in a season, usually once or twice, to create chances but fail to score because of the goalkeeper or because of Shoot to the side. You have to accept that this kind of thing happens in a season. “
What did you think of Lionel Messi’s game, celebrated by his Ballon d’Or before the game, but still very fickle over time, right?
“From a football point of view, in my opinion, he is still a player who has won seven Ballons d’Or. I repeat, it is a pleasure and an honor to have him on our team. “
You took out Presnel Kimpembe before the game was over. Is it due to a physical concern, a simple precaution, or rather related to a tactical decision? Also, what did you think of your defense, which was pretty solid tonight, despite some hot moments?
“Right before I did my changes, Presnel told me that he felt something, discomfort in his upper leg. So we prefer to post it. And yes, I am happy with the defense tonight. “
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