Present at a press conference on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino had to answer a question on the last one of France Football dedicated to Lionel Messi at PSG. The Argentine coach took the opportunity to calm things down and make it clear that he is not responsible for the outings of each other.
Since his arrival at PSG, Mauricio Pochettino has always taken care not to make waves at a press conference, and to display a smiling face in front of the audience. But the Argentinian technician struggled to hide his surprise on Tuesday, when a Spanish journalist asked him about the last One … of France Football.
The French weekly, one week from Barça-PSG in the Champions League, had fun covering a Lionel Messi dressed in the Parisian jersey. A so-called lack of respect for the Catalan press, on which Pochettino had to express himself …
“At no time have we done anything wrong”
“We are talking about a magazine that has nothing to do with PSG, recalled the Argentine technician. When a player speaks, he speaks with his emotions, but there is no controversy here. At no point did we (the club) disrespect anyone. At no point did we do anything wrong. “
A way for Pochettino to say that he is not responsible, and therefore does not have to assume the declarations of Neymar – for example – on the six-fold Golden Ball. “The players can talk from their side, they can say who they want to play with, and that is valid for Barca, for Real Madrid or any team,” he continued.
By repeating it: “We have total respect for all the other clubs. We must not confuse what a magazine like France Football does with what we do at PSG.”