The long-awaited debut of the most anticipated trident in current football, the one formed by the Argentine Lionel Messi, The Brazilian Neymar and the French Kylian Mbappé, may take place tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Champions League duel against Bruges, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday.
“It is possible,” said the coach at the press conference prior to his team’s debut match in the top European competition, in which he also assured that “You can not go against” the expectation created by the association of these three players.
“I fell for the collective request,” joked the coach, who assured that he has not yet decided on the starting eleven of his team against Bruges.
The trident, which associates the two most expensive players in the world and the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, was on the verge of being unable to form due to Mbappé’s possible departure to Real Madrid, but the frustrated transfer makes it possible.
The Argentine coach acknowledged that with the reinforcements of this season a great expectation has been raised in his team, but he clarified that they are not the favorites.
“The team to beat is Chelsea, which is the one that won last year and has been reinforced with more money than PSG,” he said.
Pochettino pointed out that they are working to form a good team, but that for now they are “a club that has recruited good players.”
“We are not yet a team … we have to do the necessary work to match what Chelsea did last season,” he said.
The coach said that he feels privileged because of the number of options he has to make up his team: “In the twelve years that I have been training this is the easiest situation, in other teams I did not have so many options. With these players I am not going to complain of what I have “.
Pochettino assured that he will make his line-ups “with sporting criteria” and pointed out that he will be judged at the end of the season by the results, knowing that the Qatari owners of the club have their attention focused on the Champions League.
The captain of the team, the Brazilian Marquinhos, also refused to say that PSG is the favorite for the competition and clarified that no matter how many signings they make, nothing will be achieved if they are not able to play collectively.
“We are going to fight like the last day of our life. Once we are in the field there are no names, there are no papers, there are no statistics, if you do not do what is necessary you do not win with the name, you have to sacrifice to win each game” , he claimed