On the eve of the Champions League quarter-final return against Bayern Munich (9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1), the Parisian coach, Mauricio Pochettino, hammered home his desire to see a conquering state of mind displayed by his players, so that PSG are not as rushed as on the way there.
Commando mode activated. This is in essence the message that Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, wanted to convey on the eve of the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich (9 p.m., to be followed live on RMC Sport 1). While his players suffered greatly last Wednesday to win against the Bavarian ogre (2-3), “the best team in the world”, Pochettino now wants Paris “to impose its ideas” to reach the last four of the C1. And take the game on your own, unlike what we have seen Parisians, somewhat miraculous winners of the round to go.
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“Against Barça (in the round of 16 of the competition, note), even with Verratti and Paredes we had trouble keeping the ball. It’s not a question of names, but of collective attitude and in a different way to approach the match that against Barcelona, he assured this Monday at a press conference, on the eve of this major European meeting for the club of the capital.We must defend well, keep the ball and attack to do hurting our opponent. It’s our challenge for tomorrow in order to perform well after winning away. “
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“Barça is over, Bayern is different”
If Paris had escaped thanks in particular to the double of a Kylian Mbappé inspired in the first of two matches, the Argentine coach knows that Paris will not be able to afford to undergo so much at home, on pain of experiencing a painful turnaround. . While Bayern Munich had shot 31 times towards the goals of Keylor Navas (“It’s 31 chances, not 31 shots in the first leg. It’s different”, wanted to correct the Parisian coach), Pochettino does not want that the club of the capital reproduce a similar pattern, a state of mind shared by his defender Presnel Kimpembe a few minutes before him.
“Tomorrow, we need attitude and the ability to keep the ball,” Poche continued. Barça is over, Bayern is different. Bayern is the best team in the world today and will put us on in difficulty. It is in these moments that we must be strong, united and solid. ” The message got through.
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