Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his star-studded group didn’t carry out as they need to have of their Champions League opener towards Club Brugge.
PSG lined up with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in assault however the solely objective they scored got here from Ander Herrera in the primary quarter-hour. Brugge didn’t equalize lengthy after and regardless of dominant possession, PSG had fewer photographs and photographs on objective than the Belgians.
With the arrival of Messi together with Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos – Donnarumma was on the bench for this and Ramos was injured – PSG have been typically anticipated to lastly conquer Europe after nearly a decade of attempting.
But a flawed 1-1 draw towards the weakest group of their group was not the technique to begin.
“I’m happy with the attackers’ defensive efforts. We should be stronger in different areas of the recreation, says a horrible Pochettino to reporters after the match. “[We] must compete, know each other, understand each other, play together to succeed [in] all three but that was not the problem tonight.
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“We were not strong enough in a Champions League match. We are not happy with the result and the performance, we know we have to do better.
“We need time to create understanding. It has been clear and we have been saying it for the last few days. We still have to create a team. ”
PSG have made a excellent begin in Ligue 1, profitable all 5 of their opening matches and scoring 16 targets in the method. Messi has solely performed 24 minutes within the league since becoming a member of from Barcelona and has but to attain a objective or help.
Then there’s a dwelling recreation with Lyon on the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
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