Mbappé candidate for the bracelet … what to remember from Pochettino’s conference
As usual, Mauricio Pochettino did not cause a stir in his press conference. He was still being questioned about recent statements by Kylian Mbappe, because he believed it was “possible” that he would renew at the club.
“If Kylian is in front of you, you ask him the question,” he replied. As a coach we want the best for Kylin and the club. And the best thing for the club is for Kylian to stay. It’s also the best for Kylian. Negotiations have taken place .’
Among the choices that could weigh in the balance sheet, that of the captain. In the absence of Marquinhos, the striker was able to get the bracelet back from Clermont. Pochettino thinks about it. “Kylian comes into the reflection like other players.”
Pochettino is not yet thinking of shock against OM
“An important week? It will be important tomorrow, we also have to focus on it and we will focus on the shock (against Marseille), that is a very special game.”
Pochettino evasive about youth use
“Verratti is back. There are Danilo, Gueye, Wijnaldum, Dina-Ebimbe. We have many players in this sector. Michut and Simons will also be in the groups. We will see who will play. We hope that young people can do that more have space and show their qualities.”
Ramos could play
Mauricio Pochettino confirms Sergio Ramos is an option to replace Marquinhos at the central hinge on Saturday in Clermont.
Mbappe could be captain (but he’s not the only candidate)
Captain Mbappe against Clermont in the absence of Marquinhos? “Kylian, like other players, is in the reflection,” Pochettino replied.
Pochettino wants Mbappe to stay
“When Kylian is in front of you, you ask him the question. As a coach, we want the best for Kylin and the club. And the best thing for the club is for Kylian to stay. It’s also the best for Kylian. There is a negotiation.”
Pochettino defends Neymar
“I don’t like this question either. PSG recruited Neymar because of his qualities and they are there. He suffered from several injuries. He worked hard to come back and he needs rhythm, play like any attacking player to regain confidence . On time, he can show it.”
Pochettino denies clans in the locker room
“I don’t have anything to answer that question. There’s no problem and I don’t like that question.”
Pochettino announces the absence of Marquinhos at Clermont. at
“The whole group is suffering from the elimination by Madrid. We were 180 minutes superior in Madrid, except for a few actions that we did not manage. Marquinhos will not play tomorrow, he has had some muscle problems since the last games, but because of his personal situation after the last weeks he has lived (his wife recently gave birth) He is a regular player, he is our captain, a great football player and a professional example.
Pochettino on Mbappe .’s new passing role
“It’s a very clear case. When we arrived a year ago, he was not at his best, but thanks to his work, his commitment and confidence, he turned the situation around. Kylian was able to demonstrate the fantastic player that he is .” Most importantly, his dedication and his ability to turn things around. We just gave him space so he can have peace of mind and develop as a footballer.”
Pochettino expects a tough game
“We know it’s going to be a very difficult game, he confides to us in French, then in English. We are ready.”
Pochettino: ‘The goal is to win the title’
“The goal is to win the title, Pochettino relies on the club’s YouTube channel. The pleasure of playing is also important. Ligue 1 is a very competitive championship and we expect a difficult game in Clermont. The most important thing is to be ready to play our best. Our worst enemy is us. The three points will be important.”
PSG: End of the season in danger for Draxler
PSG released a medical report this Friday, announcing the long absence of Julian Draxler “operated on a lesion of the external meniscus of the right knee”. His return to training is expected in 30 to 45 days. His end of the season is in jeopardy. That of Leandro Paredes (pubalgia) is over. Keylor Navas (adductor injury) is due to resume training “late next week”. He is forfeited for the journey to Clermont, as is Angel Di Maria.
“Ander Herrera has resumed racing and individualized work on the field. His return to collective training is scheduled in 8 days,” the statement continued.
“After a groin injury, Abdou Diallo is continuing his rehabilitation work and his return to training is scheduled in 10 days. Ishmael Gharbi is continuing his rehabilitation work after his left ankle sprain. Layvin Kurzawa will resume training in 10 days after lower back pain and calf pain.”
The impressive infirmary of PSG
PSG announced that all players were absent this weekend:
– Julian Draxler underwent surgery for an injury to the outer meniscus of his right knee. His return to training is expected in 30 to 45 days.
– Angel Di Maria continues his rehabilitation work for a return to training next week.
– Leandro Paredes, who had suffered from pubalgia for several weeks, was operated successfully yesterday in Paris. His return to the competition is expected in about 2 months.
– Ander Herrera resumed running and individual work on the field. His return to collective training is planned in 8 days.
– Keylor Navas continues his rehabilitation for a right adductor injury and will resume training at the end of next week.
– After an adductor injury, Abdou Diallo continues his rehabilitation work and his return to training is scheduled in 10 days.
– Ishmael Gharbi continues his rehabilitation work after his left ankle sprain.
– Layvin Kurzawa resumes training in 10 days after low back pain and calf pain.
Navas and Di Maria absent from training
Angel Di Maria and Keylor Navas are again absent from PSG training this Friday morning, having been injured since their return from the squad. Marco Verratti will be present, as will Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Start of the press conference at 13:15.
Bye everyone. Welcome to this live RMC Sport to follow Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference live, which will take place this Friday from 1:15 PM.
The Parisian formation will move to Clermont next Saturday (9 p.m.) on behalf of the 31st day of Ligue 1. A week after the big win over Lorient (5-1), PSG want to continue.