Mauriciovi Pochettinovi did not step on the PSG bench with the right foot: "Building team takes time"
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Coach Mauritio Pochettino did not make his debut on the bench of Paris St. According to the ideas, when his charges only drew in Wednesday's match of the highest French football competition on the AS St. Germain field. Étienne 1:1. The club's management only confirmed the Argentinian engagement on Saturday, when it officially replaced Thomas Tuchel.
Pochettino had to do without several supports, including Neymar, and compared to Tuchel's last match, in which the Parisians defeated Strasbourg 4-0 before Christmas, he made only two line-up changes. Moise Kean and Idrissa Gueye returned to the top eleven. And it was the first named who secured the guests at least a point when he answered Romanin Hamou's goal. "Of course, we are disappointed. We always want to win, we have created enough chances, especially in the second half we went for three points. Unfortunately, it did not work," he said on the official website of PSG Pochettino.
Although the draw with the 14th Ligue 1 team falls short of expectations, Pochettino also found the positives: "The players' efforts have been fantastic, but we have to improve. We only have a few days, but I'm optimistic. Team building always takes a while and I'm only three days "Even in such a short time, however, I see improvement, so I remain positive."
Captain PSG Marquinhos did not have a hard time with the result either, the Brazilian defender reminded that it takes time to accept new ideas. He admitted that the individual performances of his teammates were not enough for a tenacious opponent: "We did not play well and we could not cope with the aggression of the opponents. However, a new coach came We know that. Now we have to go back to work, train hard and go for the next match for victory. "
The PSG figures in the table in second place with a three-point deficit for the leader of Lyon. They will welcome Brest at home on Saturday.
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