K PSG Mauricio Pochettino He could not make it against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The French team, led by Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, fell 2-1 in the 50th minute after opening the scoring with a shot from the Frenchman passing between Ederson’s legs.
However, after some time, Sterling and Gabriel Jesus He was going to be in charge of converting the result and qualifying the team to the knockout stages of the Champions League in Group A.
A defeat, a first for the Paris team in European competition, which variously criticized by some of these experts Thierry Henry, who did not hide his dissatisfaction with the approach generally taken by the Argentine coach.
“If you want to win the Champions League, you can’t defend with seven players. It’s impossible, I don’t care who you are,” said Roberto Martinez’s current assistant in the Belgian national team. CBS Sports.
“The wings are exposed, so it’s practically three against one, two against two on the field. The team that wins the title, and the Champions League even more, has three forwards facing the ball. That way, full-backs will feel more comfortable with what is happening behind them”, remarked the legendary former footballer.
“They’re so exposed right now, French teams cannot expose them, but Manchester City can,” said Henry, pointing to the fact that the continent’s most powerful teams can have facilities when attacking, which are not in Ligue 1.
Although he understands that having three Galacticos on the court is not a “problem”, the Frenchman explained that it may be “exposed” to the team defense with him. At the same time he admitted that even a trio of stars conditioned Rosario’s coach: “Pochettino is not allowed to be Pochettino on some occasions. How to remove Messi, Mbappe or Neymar? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield, but he was exposed and it was of no use.
criticisms that, despite how powerful they were, they were far from being as decisive as those Jamie Carragher, who, in a conversation with the same British media, assured that, “Pochettino has to leave that club. If he gets a chance to go to Manchester United, I will go tomorrow. I’ll do it honestly, and it’s because of these three stars (Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar).”