Posted November 19, 2021 at 11:15 am by AM
While PSG attracted Lionel Messi this summer, Mauricio Pochettino is aware of the pressure on his shoulders and the influence that this arrival could have on his future.
This summer, the PSG carried out a sensational transfer window punctuated by an operation which seemed unrealizable a few months ago: the arrival of Lionel Messi . In August, FC Barcelona formalized its inability to extend the contract of the Argentine international who therefore found himself free on the market. And the PSG was one of the very few clubs to be able to position itself on its recruitment. Very quickly, the case was closed and Lionel Messi signed up for two seasons, and an optional additional one. Incredible news for PSG , but also additional pressure for Mauricio Pochettino, aware that he is expected at the turn with such a workforce.
“If we fail, you know more ”
“ We have to find a balance. When the club makes this type of decision (to recruit such players), it measures the risk. We are the staff. Our role is to try to make it work. And if we fail, you know the rest (smile). If we don't win, we are on the front line. We assume this responsibility with enthusiasm. Because if we manage to make it turn out well, it can turn out to be something magnificent. For the moment, we are winning. I don't think we're playing badly but we have to continue like this by playing better, “he said in an interview with L'Equipe.