In an interview with the UEFA website, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino gives his opinion on Barça Koeman version on the eve of Barcelona-PSG in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (live on RMC Sport1).
This is Mauricio Pochettino’s first big challenge. Arrived this winter at the helm of PSG in place of Thomas Tuchel, the former central defender of the Parisian club challenges Barça on Tuesday evening in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (live on RMC Sport1). If the Argentine did not take long to take control of the Parisian team, his Dutch counterpart Ronald Koeman had great difficulties in Catalonia.
Even if the situation has improved significantly in recent encounters, the Blaugrana coach has had difficult months during the first part of the season. Pochettino is nonetheless laudatory towards his Dutch counterpart.
“A solid team, with clear ideas”
“I have followed the evolution of Barça, first from my home in London, when Ronald (Koeman) took the helm, the Parisian coach told the UEFA website. It is clear that they moved to another stage, a new chapter. As soon as Ronald arrived he started working to get the best out of his team. After seven months he put his ideas into practice and the team is what they are. he wanted. I see a solid team, with clear ideas and incredible players. They are competitive, it’s a team built to win. Their mentality is built on victory, like all great teams, like PSG. “
And the Argentinian added: “Obviously we need to have an organization and clear ideas on how we want to attack and stop Barcelona. But we still have confidence in our players to do the best they can and get a positive result. “
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