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This is how Pochettino reacts when asked about the PSG-FC Barcelona in the Champions League

Published:30/01/2021 - 18:01h

Updated:1/02/2021 - 18:48h

Mauricio Pochettino, trainer of the PSG, was asked after the duel of eighth of final of Champions League that his team will play against the FC Barcelona

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The next 16 February, the FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will measure his strengths in the party of gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League, that will take place in the Camp Nou. In spite of that they still are missing more than two weeks for the clash, the media already bomb to Mauritius Pochettino, technician of the Parisian group, with questions on the duel.

However, Mauritius Pochettino still does not want to think on the exciting eliminatory of Champions League and considers that it has to centre in doing evolve to Paris Saint-Germain. "I do not think in a party especially or in a competition, think in looking for the best possible balance so much between the attack as in the defence and the research of our identity with the talent that have in the team", commented the Argentinian.

Mauricio Pochettino gave these statements in his previous press conference to the meeting in front of the Lorient of this Sunday in the stadium Stade du Moustoir, after having harvested four triumphs and a tie. "I do it with the team and the staff that have for each party, without thinking in a meeting in particular. I look for an offensive and defensive balance", reiterated.

In spite of having individualities cone Neymar or Kylian Mbappé, Mauritius Pochettino wants to look for a big collective game. "We look for our identity of game with the players and the talent that have. I understand that the people speak me of individualities because have a full team of talent. I do not want to say that a player have more or less that another in the team because I prefer to speak of the community", insisted.

A similar speech to the of Diego Pablo Simeone

In an alike speech to the of his compatriot Diego Pablo Simeone, Mauritius Pochettino wants to look for the party to party with Paris Saint-Germain. "The priority is to win parties and be smart to compete. I have had two weeks to work with the team and the priority now is to win parties and analyse the risks that can run. We go to use all the staff because have a big staff, although have some problems like the subject of the Covid", signalled.

Mauritius Pochettino also kidded on pipe that did him during a training his compatriot Ángel Gave María: "The players have to respect to his trainers. The next time kill it", said between laughs. Besides, it recognised that the PSG is in negotiations for traspasar to the youngster Bandiougou Fadiga. On Rafinha Alcántara, explained that "we will see over time which is the best position to which can adapt ".

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