Mauricio Pochettino has been outspoken about the problems he faced while coaching Paris Saint-Germain. He thinks PSG are obsessed with the Champions League, but can’t wait!
Pochettino was sacked by PSG in early July 2022. The position of the Argentine coach was replaced by Christophe Galtier.
The dismissal also ended Pochettino’s career at the Parc des Princes. He joined PSG in January 2021 and managed to bring The Parisians won the French Super Cup, French Cup and Ligue 1.
Despite having presented three domestic trophies, Mauricio Pochettino is still considered a failure by Paris Saint-Germain. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was unable to bring Kylian Mbappe cs to the Champions League ladder.
Pochettino was the highest in bringing PSG to the semifinals of the 2021 Champions League. PSG at that time failed to advance to the final because they lost 1-4 on aggregate to Manchester City.
Pochettino admits he was kicked out of the Parc des Princes for failing to bring his team to European champions.
Mauricio Pochettino when he won the domestic competition with PSG. (Photo: AP/Christophe Ena)
“We’ve won the domestic championship and the League in a year and a half, but PSG’s project is to win the Champions League and anything that doesn’t win the Champions League is always a failure,” Pochettino said in an interview with Argentine media. Infobae.
“The PSG project is a fiasco of fifty years, not just last season. PSG, especially in the last ten or eleven years with the arrival of a new owner, has the goal of winning the Champions League. I think it will be achieved with the available resources. But football is not always appropriate. what we think, there are factors that cannot be controlled,” he continued.
Pochettino also regretted the attitude of PSG officials who were impatient with the coaches. He also criticized the attitude of the club and fans who only focus on the Champions League and look down on other competitions.
“We have to understand that the PSG project, over time, the patience is getting less and less. The demand is getting bigger, but the situation is like that,” he said.
“The dominance of the French League or the domestic competition makes fans don’t think it’s important anymore. Everything is focused on the Champions League and sometimes this is a little annoying,”.
“The demands seem to exist only in preparation for European matches, and other competitions are left unattended because of PSG’s superiority,” Mauricio Pochettino revealed.
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