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Metz-PSG (1-2): "The team has not let go", rejoices Pochettino

2021-09-23T01:35:06.053Z

Despite the difficulties encountered by his team, this Wednesday in Metz, the Parisian coach was satisfied with the 2-1 victory acquired in t



By winning at the very end of the match at the red lantern in Metz this Wednesday evening, PSG, leader of the championship, has just signed its seventh victory in as many Ligue 1 matches. Something to delight the Argentinian technician.

For the second time in a row your team won in the last minutes.

Does that mean she has a big mind?

MAURICIO POCHETTINO.

Yes, the team did not give up, they continued to fight until the end.

I'm happy because we were rewarded at the end.

We are very satisfied with the character that the team has shown tonight.

Beyond the result, are you satisfied with the game produced by your players?

We had a good start to the game, with good things, we had chances.

Overall, the content is good, although it is true that at times, you have to maintain the rhythm more against a physical team, which has important qualities of speed.

We saw how they managed the transitions to create situations for themselves.

Keylor saves a big chance

(before half-time)

, it's an important moment.

We are satisfied, even if we have areas for improvement.

How do you explain that your team finds itself in difficulty so often?

We are only at the start of the championship and it is difficult to say today that a team will finish in such and such a place at the end of the season.

We can not say that Metz, 20th in Ligue 1, will be in this place in the future.

We have a lot of respect for Metz.

There is quality in this championship, the teams have the qualities to provide opportunities, but I repeat, overall, I am satisfied with our performance.

What did you think of your midfielder?

We made changes in the team to bring freshness because the players play a lot.

We also have elements that work well and deserve to play.

I'm happy with what they did, it was a complicated game in the middle too.

With each loss of ball, you had to be careful.

Achraf Hakimi is already three goals this season, did you expect such a start for him at PSG?

I'm very happy for him, he's a good boy, he brings us, not just by his goals, but by everything he does on his side, both offensively and defensively.

I can tell an anecdote with Hakimi: yesterday, at the end of training, I talk to him, I ask him how he is.

He said to me: "I'm fine, and you coach?

»I am surprised by the question, he answers me:« Coach, you ask everyone how they are doing and you nobody asks you.

»He is rewarded for his good state of mind and his contribution in general within the collective.

How do you explain Neymar's two-speed match?

I'm very happy with his state of mind too, his mentality, and everything he brings to the team.

He's a creative player, and like any creative player, magic is expected every time he touches the ball.

These players have higher energy expenditure than others.

It is not obvious and I am delighted with what he is doing.

Source: leparis

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