The warm water tap is a bit out of its comfort zone. Mauricio Pochettino reflected on Paris Saint-Germain’s season at a press conference in Doha on Sunday, and the Argentine coach was, for once, talkative. In any case more than usual. With the only title of champion of France, the Pochette does not brag but defends its balance sheet.
“It’s difficult for a club like Paris Saint-Germain because the goals are so high. Sometimes when you win the championship it doesn’t seem like enough and of course it’s not enough for us either,” he said on the sidelines of a two-day promotional tour. in Qatar, in which the players also participate.
“But this is the 10th title for the club, these guys are writing history and I think they deserve the honors,” he said. “You have to consider the value of competition and of course always try to improve and set higher goals. I think the club is in a good position, it’s only a matter of time for them to get there,” assured the Argentinian, referring to victory in the Champions League, which is “always the goal” for a team like PSG.
Better than Real
Pochettino also returned to the elimination against Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the competition this season. “The important thing is to learn from this experience. It’s a football club that is built to win, we have the tools but it’s not easy because, during the knockout stage, it depends on so many different things.
“I think overall we were better than Real Madrid but we couldn’t go further. It’s football, you have to accept it and try again and again. I think the players have the mentality to rebuild and start over. »
No clue about his future at PSG
While rumors suggest his departure next season, despite his current contract until 2023, Pochettino had hinted to the press on Saturday evening that he could exchange with the president of the club, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, during this tour in Qatar.
“I don’t remember if I said that or not,” he said on Sunday. I think we always talk about the future because it’s our responsibility and I’m very happy to be here. […] It is always our president, our superior, who will (fix) the dates to speak. »