Leo Messi, upset after being substituted at PSG-Lyon


Without 'privileges': Mauricio Pochettino defends Messi's substitution

Published:20/09/2021 - 10:31h

Updated:20/09/2021 - 10:31h

Leo Messi is used to playing everything and it did not suit him that Pochettino changed him when PSG was drawing and with 15 minutes to play. The coach had to defend himself

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Mauritius Pochettino already has left him clear to Lionel Messi that the things will be different in his stage in the Paris Saint-Germain. To difference that in the FC Barcelona, where played it absoluamente all and was substituted in few occasions (in case of emergency, or when the party was resolved and wanted to give him rest), in the Park of the Princes will have to conform with being replaced in occasions if it is required. To 'The Flea' did not seat him well the decision of his compatriot and like this did it to him know.

After the cameras attracted the reaction of Messi while it abandoned thefield , in replacement of Achraf Hakimi, with face of incrédulo and frustrated, Mauritius Pochettino had to defend in room of press, warning that "the trainers are here to take decisions" and that even the best player of the world can be substituted when the things do not walk well in the field and need a 'push' to last hour.

"They approach key parties and have to protect us. The decisions take them by all the team"

The ex of the Tottenham and Espanyol explained that "they approach key parties and have to protect us. The decisions take them by all the team. I think that all the world knows that have a lot of big players, with a staff of 35 men. We have to take decisions", adding that "but that's why we are stopped in front of the bank thinking what do. And these decisions have to take them, so much if the things go out well as if no. It like you or no".

Of the same way, Pochettino stood out that the victory in front of the Lyon is importantísima, although his team follows without showing the best possible version and that committed a lot of errors in front of 'them gones': "After the difficult party of Witches, this was important for us. The Lyon is a very good team that plays well. We conceded this goal in the second part. The team needed to show something of character".

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It highlighted, besides, the defensive distractions of his team and the difficulty that represents to play a party each three days: "we Have to work in this in the trainings, but is difficult because have a party each three days and the priority is that the players recover . Only we can do sessions of video. It is not an excuse, have to improve". In any case, the PSG will take action this Wednesday 22 September, in the visit to the Metz in the Stade Saint-Symphorien from the 21:00 hours.

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