Last night, Paris was not happy because of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, or Lionel Messi, but his compatriot - Angel di Maria. He would be the first violin in most teams, in Paris Saint-Germain, he is one in the sea of options ...
But also one of the few reliable ones this season. Mauricio Pochettino can rely on the Argentine at any time. The same cannot be said of the other stars of the Saints. Paris Saint-Germain had problems in most games, it happened against Lille, but - they won.
With the goal of Angel di Maria. The Parisians escaped the second team by ten points - true, they have a game more - but the main impression is that they are not playing as close as expected. Disappointment is perhaps the best word to describe Paris Saint-Germain's precious team.
Lionel Messi also fits into it. The Argentine left the field at halftime, he played without training, and after the 2: 1 victory over the current champion, the journalists were most interested in the cause of Messi's stay in the locker room.
Mauricio Pochetitno's fans calmed down. "I took him out as a precaution, in agreement with the medical team. I hope that we will have him available for the match with Leipzig ", said the coach of the Saints.
Mauricio Pochettino doesn't worry too much that Paris Saint-Germain can't be put together in most games, because he wins.
That is the most important thing to him. "There are always things that can be improved. But the most important thing was to win. " Several times since the beginning of the season, the Saints have returned from the deficit.
"I don't think it's a coincidence that the team reacts to 'troubles' like this. The team shows that it has character. We want to win by leaving a good impression, sometimes we suffer, but guys know what they have to do when things are not going well."
"It can’t be a coincidence that we won 10 of 12 championship games. I am satisfied with the mentality of the team " The first hour - the flood. And then - the renaissance. "We didn't pull the strings in the first half, we weren't the ones controlling the game.
Lille was more dangerous at the end of the action, they got a chance in almost every attack." "We were much better in the second half, better defense gave more security to the team ... The boys freed themselves, started to play and be more engaged forward ", Mauricio Pochettino concluded-