While Paris Saint-Germain is very close to a tenth French championship title in its history, Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that he wants to celebrate the title with all his supporters. The Argentine coach spoke at a news conference in Angers on the eve of the match after which PSG could be crowned champions.
While France’s acquisition of the title of champion is almost in doubt after Sunday’s (2-1) victory against Olympique de Marseille, under what circumstances will Paris Saint-Germain celebrate it? Where will PSG face SCO on Day 33 at Angers tomorrow? Or after Saturday evening’s match against Lens, in a silent Parc des Princes, evacuated to its most ardent supporters, who have decided to strike for more than a month?
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The question is clearly on everyone’s lips as PSG prepares to win its tenth league title in its history, a significant milestone that only AS Saint-Etienne has already reached in France. Faced with this uncomfortable situation, Mauricio Pochettino tried to defuse the tension in a press conference the day before the match on Tuesday.
split with supporters
“We live in a democracy, we must respect everyone’s opinion, everyone can express themselves,” said PSG’s Argentine coach, as the division between the club and its supporters grows. The Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) published a press release on Tuesday calling for support from PSG’s women’s side for their Champions League meeting against OL on 30 April.
The Cup seeks to “provide unconditional support to players who respect and honor the club”. A sign that not all is forgiven for PSG players. Pochettino’s statements are in contrast to those of Marquinhos, who expressed his understanding after PSG’s win in the classic against Om.
“I hope we can celebrate the title together”
Faced with this sling, Pochettino still called for popular support, while Paris could be champions in the event of a win against Angers tomorrow and a draw or defeat for Marseilles in Nantes. “I hope we can celebrate the title together, this will be the club’s 10th, it is important. I hope that in the future there can be a good understanding. It is important in all clubs,” explained Pochettino. .
The Argentine then added: “We want to win the title as soon as possible. The celebration with the supporters will happen later. Personally, it will be a huge pleasure.” Against Angers, PSG will be deprived of Lionel Messi, Marco Verratti and Presnel Kimpembe.
If they win and Marseille has the best of Nantes, they can celebrate the title, while some Paris supporters must travel. Otherwise, they could experience the strangest French championship title in PSG’s history against Lens at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, in special circumstances and in a hurtful atmosphere between the club and its supporters.