First, the event that caught the attention of football fans around the world occurred when Lionel Messi put on a sullen face when replaced by Achraf Hakimi during PSG’s 2-1 win over Olympique Lyon.
A week later, a second, no less horrendous incident occurred when Kylian Mbappe withdrawn in the 88th minute when PSG won 2-0 over Montpellier, last weekend. Unlike Messi, in this substitution drama Mbappe actually vented his frustration at Neymar who did not provide feedback during the match.
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Of course, Pochettino felt disturbed by several events in the two matches in the French League. However, he believes that every coach will be under pressure when filled with a squad of star players.
Especially in PSG . Pochettino realized that the club desperately wanted the Champions League trophy, and the longer the club didn’t secure Big Ear, the harder the clock ticked.
“PSG are always under pressure and the big stars feel that. The important thing is that we are very happy with the squad we have built. Now we need time,” said Pochettino, quoted from DailyMail, Tuesday (28/9/2021).
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Ahead of facing Manchester City in the Champions League Group A qualifying match at the Parc des Princes, Wednesday (29/9/2021), there was an interesting scene when they started the start of training yesterday.