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Mauricio Pochettino's explanation about why he took out Lionel Messi


The coach of Paris Saint-Germain gave the reasons to replace the Argentine, who made him look like few friends in the victory against Lyon.

09/19/2021 18:47

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 9/19/2021 6:47 PM

Paris Saint-Germain's agonizing triumph against Olympique Lyon should have been cause for celebration for the Sheikhs and Petroleum team, but that did not happen: the comeback that ended in victory thanks to the header of Mauro Icardi was marred by what Clearly, it seemed like

a confrontation

between Lionel Messi and Mauricio Pochettino.

The DT

took out the


when the game went 1-1 and ignited the controversy.

The owner of jersey number 30 made a face of few friends and barely greeted the coach,

making a gesture

of disbelief that went viral in a matter of seconds.

Messi and Pochettino at the time of the change.


What did the coach say?

“I make decisions during the game thinking about the best for the team and the players.

Sometimes they like them and sometimes they don't,

”explained whoever later scored a plenary session by sending Mauro Icardi to the field, since it was the Argentine striker who scored the winning goal with his head.

They also asked him about the reaction of Messi and Pochettino assured, diplomatically and trying to defuse any kind of inconvenience in the still budding relationship with the ex-Barcelona:

"I asked him how he was doing and he said fine


ليو ميسي لم يصافح بوتشيتينو 😡🤝

- Messi media (@ Fcbmedia14) September 19, 2021

Did he refer to

the physical condition

of the Argentine, who consequently wanted to express that he was in a position to continue on the field?

Or was he talking about how "everything was fine"

with having been


Only they will know.

News in development.

Look also

Messi vs Pochettino: DT took out the crack, who went to the bank with an annoyed face and hardly greeted him

Pochettino took Messi out, put Icardi on and it went well: Mauro scored the goal of the agonizing triumph of Paris Saint Germain

Source: clarin

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