Paris Saint-Germain will resume Ligue 1 with a complicated trip to Lyon on Sunday. But for Mauricio Pochettino it is the Champions League that is decisive.
A year almost to the day after his appointment as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, in place of Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino survived the winter break despite performances unworthy of the workforce that the Argentine coach has. . If the PSG rushes towards the title of champion of France of Ligue 1, except disaster, on the tactical level one still wonders what wants to play the former coach of Tottenham with Mbappé, Messi and Neymar. While rumors push Zinedine Zidane on the bench of the club in the capital, while Pochettino still has a year and a half of contract, on the side of the Parisian it is specified on the eve of the match against Lyon that the Argentinian will play big at Groupama Stadium because even on the side of Qatar we are starting to get seriously annoyed with the performance of the Parisian team. ” Between fantasies and reality when it comes to Prince Tamim, the owner of the club, we say Doha very disappointed by the contribution of the trainer in the Parisian mechanic. His personal mistrust of Leonardo, the sporting director, adds an obscurity that the arrival of Leo Messi, not much of a fan of his compatriot in private, has not lifted. », Explains Dominique Sévérac, who does not see a decision fall against Mauricio Pochettino, even in the event of defeat in Lyon.
Pochettino knows his future at PSG is linked with the Champions League
However, the coach of Paris Saint-Germain is much more anticipated in February and March against Real Madrid in the Champions League. For the owner of PSG, if a title of Champion of France is the minimum union, the C1 should not stop during the knockout stages, and Mauricio Pochettino knows it. Karim Benzema and his teammates will have to be wiped out, otherwise the Argentine coach will pay a heavy price. ” Pochettino must keep PSG in the last four candidates for the coronation. For his personal future, too. Hired until June 2023, he would have very little chance of honoring his last year in the event of elimination in C1 before the semi-finals stage, even if no written objective is written in his contract. This is an unspoken requirement », Affirms the daily newspaper in Ile-de-France.
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After the final played, and lost, by Paris Saint-Germain version Thomas Tuchel, and last year’s semi-final against Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino has no right to bring the capital club to a level less in 2022. The challenge is therefore clear for the former manager of Tottenham, and at this stage of the season, if nothing changes, it is really difficult to see how PSG could join the last four of the Champions League. It is up to him to find the solution to save his job, if that is his intention when Manchester United reaches out to him.