Mauricio Pochettino, the Paris Saint Germain gaffer is upset over the defeat in the Champions League against Real Madrid. PSG grabbed a 1-0 lead on the night owing to Kylian Mbappe, who had two goals disallowed. Yet, Real Madrid won 3-2 on aggregate thanks to Benzema’s 17-minute hat-trick.
Statement of Mauricio Pochettino on the defeat
Mauricio Pochettino reacted to PSG’s elimination from the Champions League against Real Madrid. He said that he is unhappy and angry, but these things happen. The coming weeks will be difficult. PSG sporting director Leonardo however, said that Pochettino is still part of the project for this season.
The first goal transformed the game absolutely, Mauricio Pochettino stated. “We were better than Real Madrid for one hour.” The atmosphere in the stadium had altered.
For some years, Paris St-Germain has been chasing the Champions League. He said he is disappointed and angry, but these things happen. The coming weeks are going to be difficult.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team struggles to play under pressure – Karim Benzema
With 309 goals, Benzema has surpassed the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano to become Real Madrid’s third-highest all-time scorer (308).
The 34-year-old suggested that the Parisian club finds it difficult to play under immense pressure. They get confused when the opponents start to press them up top.
He added that as a team, they knew that if you put them under pressure, they do not panic, but it gets rather difficult for them.
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PSG director Leonardo suggests that Mauricio Pochettino is still on the plan
Pochettino will stay a part of PSG’s vision for the current season, according to Leonardo, the club’s director of football.
Leonardo told RMC Sport, “We shouldn’t toss everything away.” “We shouldn’t have to start again after every loss.” The objective is to win the Champions League, and until half-time they were fine.
He also added that Mauricio Pochettino is still part of the project for this season. This is not a suitable time to think about that.
Leonardo acknowledged the defeat stating that it is a difficult one to handle. One cannot wipe off everything that was done. The match is hard to analyze.