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Bordeaux-PSG: Pochettino relies on "collective strength" to compensate for the absence of Mbappé


This Wednesday evening (9 p.m.), PSG goes to Bordeaux in the league. For the Parisian coach, at a press conference this Tuesday, it is appropriate

This Wednesday, PSG travels to Bordeaux on behalf of the 28th day of the French Championship.

On the eve of this meeting, while his team is ranked 2nd in L 1, two points behind Lille and one ahead of Lyon, Maurico Pochettino, the Parisian coach, is confident.

What memories do you keep of Jean-Louis Gasset, the Bordeaux coach, whom you knew as a player for PSG (2001-2003) as Luis Fernandez's assistant?


It is an opportunity to find him.

I knew him here.

He is someone who knows football the best in the world.

I learned a lot from him.

It was a great experience.

I shared good times with him and his family.

I am happy to find him.

You often put forward the concept of "universal energy".

What is it about ?

This energy can be called in different ways.

She helps us communicate and share.

It helps in the fluidity of relationships between people.

Your next three matches take place in three different competitions (championship, Coupe de France, Champions League): is it a special week?

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We take matches with each of these circumstances.

Thinking like this helps us approach the game to win it.

To win in Bordeaux, is it to mark the blow psychologically compared to your adversaries?

We have to think about ourselves, about our performance.

We have eleven games to win.

It's a match that we have to win against Bordeaux while staying focused on us.

Without Kylian Mbappé, suspended, how will you evolve?

He is one of the most important players.

We have to think that the collective has the potential and the arguments to win this match.

You have to have this collective strength with talented players.


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Will the league title be disputed in direct confrontations?

All teams can win or lose against anyone.

We saw it during the previous days.

We thought that this would be played out during direct confrontations.

This year, we see that the championship is surprising.

It can be played anywhere.

Twelve victories in the last twelve days of the championship including that already won in Dijon (4-0): have you sealed a pact with your group?

It is the universal energy that has brought us into harmony.

It's the same language and we are all aligned with this goal.

This is an example on universal energy that I was talking about before.


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What memories do you keep of your time as a player in Bordeaux in 2003?

Great memories even though I didn't spend a lot of time, only six months.

In addition, I was injured after a match in Auxerre where I had scored.

I spent an extra six months there with the fans and my partners.

I have known a beautiful city and region where I had a good time.

Do you know Jorge Sampaoli, the Argentine coach who arrives in Marseille?

I know him as Argentinian.

I know his work at the head of the Argentine and Chilean selection.

I wish him the best, lots of good things in his job.

I only spoke with him once but I wish him well.

Source: leparis

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