It’s overwhelming for Pochettino

The draw conceded in Bruges (1-1) on Wednesday darkens Mauricio Pochettino’s record a little more. Especially in the Champions League.

Summer is coming to an end and the first clouds are already gathering over the PSG. If the Parisians had been intractable in Ligue 1, with five wins in five matches, it only took one Champions League match for Paris and its MNM to lose their shine. Consequence of the poor draw (1-1) conceded in Bruges for the great first of trident Messi-Neymar-Mbappé. A poor performance that was enough to put Mauricio Pochettino in an uncomfortable position.

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The season has only just begun. But this match against Bruges is in line with some services of the vice-champions since the arrival of the Argentine technician on the Parisian bench. Despite the disputed semi-final against Manchester City, his balance sheet in the Champions League is hardly glorious. The two huge wins at Barcelona (1-4) and to Munich (2-3) are indeed the only ones won by PSG since its appointment, the Red and Blue having for the rest recorded two draws and three defeats.

And this draw against the Belgian champion goes all the more badly as PSG has shown the same shortcomings as in recent months with a team cut in two and open to the four winds. If the capital club had possession, Bruges shot no less than 16 times on goal, against only 9 shots for the Ile-de-France residents. Of the seven matches led by Mauricio Pochettino in the Champions League, this is already the fifth game in which PSG makes fewer shots than their opponent, the Parisians having conceded up to 31 shots against Bayern at the Parc des Princes. And this problem is not limited to the C1, as evidenced by the 19 shots suffered against Nîmes or the 23 against Reims. A proof, if it was necessary, of the big difficulties of the Parisians in the midfield …

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