crazy ball – Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino still cannot accept his side’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, as the Spanish capital club benefited from the referee’s decision and VAR.
The Argentine was sacked last month and has now been replaced by Christophe Galtier, despite his success in leading PSG to Ligue 1 glory, but still the failure in the Champions League is inexcusable.
Now Mauricio Pochettino in a recent interview with infobae, which later through brand, first reveals how a deep-seated desire to win the Champions League has affected things at the Parc des Princes, something that has also been the case for Unai Emery and Thomas Tuchel.
He said, “Everything is focused on the Champions League and sometimes it gets a bit annoying and the question just seems to be there before the Champions League. In other competitions, PSG’s advantage is taken for granted. His obsession is the Champions League and anything that doesn’t win the Champions League is a synonym for failure.”
Furthermore, Mauricio Pochettino spoke about his team’s failure in the Champions League last season. PSG actually led 1-0 in the first leg in Paris and then doubled their aggregate advantage to 2-0 thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s first-half goal in the second leg in Madrid.
But everything changed in the second half when Karim Benzema grabbed the ball from Gianluigi Donnarumma to start a dramatic comeback. Los Merengues thanks to a hat-trick from their veteran French striker and eventually qualified thanks to a 3-2 aggregate advantage.
Mauricio Pochettino thought it should have been a mistake and Madrid’s first goal was canceled by VAR, adding: “I think it was a mistake and if they review it in VAR we will talk about something else, about Madrid’s retirement.”
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