Argentine expert Mauricio Pochettino has established himself in Europe in the past decade, gained a reputation as one of the best coaches of the Old Continent, but has not won a single trophy in his career. He was the vice-champion of Europe with Tottenham, he could not win the trophy in England.
With the new club, Paris Saint-Germain, in which he was a player, after only 11 days at the helm, he won the French Super Cup, after the victory (2: 1) against Marseille last week. "I hope to win more trophies, but the first one will always be special.
My thoughts are also with Thomas Tuchel and his professional staff, who allowed us to play this match," Pochettino said. Immediately after he won the cup with PSG, bad news for the Argentine. He was positive for the coronavirus and will have to go into two-week quarantine.
He will not be on the bench tonight when Paris Saint-Germain are in Angers (21.00) in the 19th round of the French Ligue 1.
Pochettino changed the way the Parisians played. The Italian Marco Veratti got a more significant role.
The good news is that Neymar and Mauro Icardi have recovered from injuries. Moises Kean, who is on loan from Everton, has excellently replaced injured aces in previous months. For the match with Angers, Pochettino will probably rest Kylian Mbappe, who was the starter in the previous three games in eight days.
An attacking trio is expected - Neymar-Icardi-Kean. Rafinha and Juan Bernat are out of the team due to the coronavirus, ie injury, and in addition to Neymar and Icardi, Kimpembe returned to the team after a while. He entered the game against Marseille four days ago.
PSG has not been defeated for six games in League 1 (four wins). The European vice-champion has won the last 10 games against Angers. Last season at Prince's Park it was 6: 1 Last week, Marseille was defeated by Paris Saint-Germain (1: 2) in the French Super Cup, and in League 1, they are pushing great and are a candidate for the title.
It will be interesting to follow the fight between the French clubs for the title. Unlike previous seasons, we now have many teams that will fight and that could remove PSG from the throne. Among them are Marseille, Lyon, and Lille who would like to win the trophy after many years.
Pochettino could change many things and help PSG continue their run. We will see if the experienced Argentine will succeed in his plan