We need to believe and hope: Mauricio Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain's record away from home in Ligue 1 this season is largely positive.

Mauricio Pochettino in a file photo. (Image Credit: Twitter)
By Arnab Mukherji | May 23, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his players to simply focus on ensuring a win in their final Ligue 1 encounter against Brest, rather than worrying about the other results. PSG need to record a triumph, along with a slip up for Lille at Angers. Pochettino admitted that his players did not get a lot of time to train and prepare following the final of the Coupe de France. He elaborated by stating that they did a bit of video work and training, but not anything extensive.

“We didn’t have a lot of time after the final of the Coupe de France. We did a bit of video work and training, but not too much. The motivation is there, we know what we need to do to dominate the match. The most important thing is the spirit that we will have on Sunday to do the job, give our best, and put in the performance that we want to. The players will need to be focused on what they need to do to win this match. Then we will see what happens at Angers,” said Pochettino in an interaction with the official website of the French giants.

“You always need to win”

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager reiterated the importance of winning the title, stressing on the need to win in a team like PSG.

“Titles are very important for the club, the players, the staff and the supporters. When you play for Paris Saint-Germain, you always need to win. We will try to win on Sunday and hope that something happens at Angers. I think that a team like Paris Saint-Germain goes into every competition to win it. When that isn’t the case, the disappointment and frustration are always huge. But we are thinking positively about Sunday,” he added.

Pochettino discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, citing the impact on the schedule with injuries piling up.

“We have been together for five months now. It has been difficult with the pandemic and with matches every three days and injuries, but we have learned a lot in these special circumstances. It’s an incredible experience. We want to help the club to become better. We hope to win the title on Sunday and make it a treble. Not qualifying for the final of the Champions League was a disappointment, but we are happy with the players, the staff and the people around us who have worked hard,” he concluded.



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