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"Pochettino is sometimes not allowed to be Pochettino": Henry wonders about PSG and his coach


The Parisian technician is criticized for his management of PSG after the defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

We are progressing, I am happy with the evolution.

"Unsurprisingly, Mauricio Pochettino poured into blissful optimism and benevolence Wednesday night after the loss of Paris SG against Manchester City (2-1), a defeat synonymous with qualifying for the knockout stages of the C1 but also second place . Not a gift with regard to the customers expected in the next round (Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Real Madrid ...). However, Paris was beaten in England, sometimes suffocated by the well-oiled machine of Pep Guardiola, even deprived of sacred clients (De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish) and still without a real striker by profession. As usual - even if he does not think less behind the scenes - the Parisian coach has become one with his team, refusing to criticize certain behaviors or shortcomings seen on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium.How long will he be able to hold this posture?

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I'm a little fed up with him protecting his players, they should get into them

Emmanuel Petit, RMC consultant about Mauricio Pochettino

Failing to really express himself and to deliver the bottom of his thought, as was the case in particular on the part of Thomas Tuchel under the tunic of Paris SG - which notably resulted in the dismissal of the German technician on which the Parisian leaders had no more control - Mauricio Pochettino puts on common places like pearls and gives the profound impression of having no control over his team, sometimes even of denying himself. "

I'm a little fed up that he protects his players, they should get into them,

advance Emmanuel Petit on


and the comments of the meeting Wednesday night.

There are some who have lost sight of the fact that in football we win as a team.

We have seen this on several occasions, but it was screaming.

I have seen scandalous behavior.


Messi, Neymar, Mbappé CARL RECINE / REUTERS

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Barely veiled attacks against the attacking trio Messi-Neymar-Mbappé, who often gave the impression on Wednesday of looking at each other when having to make defensive efforts, in the end never to produce them for the first city and far too little for the other two.

Unthinkable in a match of such intensity and even a little more unimaginable given the XXL ambitions of PSG in the Champions League this season.


If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players,

admits Thierry Henry, consultant on CBS Sports the week for the C1 and at our colleagues from Prime Vide1 the weekend with the League 1.

C ' is impossible, I don't care who you are.

The full-backs are exposed, so it's practically a three-on-one, three-on-two on the pitch.

The team that wins titles - and even more the Champions League - has its three attackers facing the ball.

This way, the full-backs will feel more comfortable with what is going on behind them.


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City-PSG, a world apart

Wednesday evening, Navas, Kimpembe, Marquinhos or even Hakimi, authors of decisive rescues during the first act, only delayed the deadline.

And even the opening of the score of Kylian Mbappé as soon as he returned from the locker room did not change anything.

Manchester City remained true to their game plan, finding the flaw through Sterling and Jesus, facing caricatured Parisians, cut in two and orphaned by Marco Verratti, who can rest easy as the competition in the midfield does not exist in Paris with overpriced elements.

Pochettino is sometimes not allowed to be Pochettino with this team.

How do you remove Messi, Mbappé or Neymar from the field?

Thierry Henry, consultant on CBS Sports

On his sidelines, Mauricio Pochettino has often given the impression of suffering, next to a surly and talkative Pep Guardiola. For Thierry Henry, the evil is much deeper. “

Pochettino is sometimes not allowed to be Pochettino with this team. How do you remove Messi, Mbappé or Neymar from the field? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield, but he was exposed and didn't help.

“On the plateau of our English neighbors, Jamie Carragher, former defender of the Liverpool Reds, has even gone further. “

Pochettino must leave this club,

tackle it in reference to the recent rumors sending the former technician of Tottenham on the side of Old Trafford.

If he gets the chance to go to Manchester United ... I would be gone tomorrow.

I honestly would and it's because of these three stars.


Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-11-25

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