Mauricio Pochettino praised Julian Draxler’s performance in PSG’s victory against Nice (2-1) this Saturday in Ligue 1. The German signed a good performance three days before the knockout stages of the Champions League against the Barça.
It was the chef’s surprise during the match against Nice. Holder against the Aiglons, Julian Draxler released a good performance in the victory of PSG against the Riviera club this Saturday (2-1). First scorer of the meeting, the 2014 world champion drew the praise of Mauricio Pochettino. A good omen before the trip to Barcelona next Tuesday in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (from 9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1).
“I’m happy with Julian’s performance. He found opportunities in positions in which he was just expected,” said the Argentine coach at a press conference. He had to make the link between defense and attack, connect it all. He had to find positions. “
Pochettino: “The ability to read what the team needs”
Not necessarily the best since the start of the season, with only 13 appearances, Julian Draxler has long been hampered by physical concerns. Back in the Parisian starting XI after the injuries of Neymar and Angel Di Maria, the 27-year-old German could offer a new option for the European duel against Barcelona.
“He is a player who has the ability to read what the team needs in possession of the ball, said Mauricio Pochettino. He scored a goal, yes. I’m happy for him, because he did not hasn’t played a lot since I arrived. He has had very few possibilities to play. I’m very happy for him. He played, he scored, it’s very good for confidence. “
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