“It’s a failure of fifty years, not just the last season”

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The former PSG coach gave an interview to Infobae, the first after his departure from the Parisian club

Mauricio doesn’t rule out managing Argentina in the future

Mauricio Pochettino spoke with Infobae and tells his truth for the first time about his departure from PSG and the relationship with Messi, Mbappé and Neymar, among other topics. Both in 2021 and 2022, the Parisian team was eliminated from the Champions League, and this is what caused, in a way, its dismissal. The Argentine mentioned that: “It is clear that PSG’s project is to win the Champions League and anything that is not winning the Champions League can always be considered a failure.”. He also made a point of saying that it is not a disappointment from last season, but that “It’s a flop of fifty years, not just last season.”

The former technician was in charge of the Parisian club for a year and a half, and has positively evaluated his time with the team. Pochettino insisted that PSG’s goal is to win the Champions League, and that fans don’t value other competitions: “We this year we won the tenth title historically equal to Saint Etienne, the two teams that have won the most titles in the French league”, and “I think it’s largely underestimated, no value is given, but of course, when you win, it’s an obligation and if you don’t win, it’s like a total disaster”.

The ex-coach also wanted to speak about the excitement around the renovation of Mbappé: “I don’t think Kylian is the one who conceived the new project. Those who govern, in this case the president, are those who would have thought that the most convenient was a new project in the club”.

Pochettino favorably highlighted his work with players like Messi, Neymar or Mbappé, among others, and said that the Argentinian star is “the best in the world”. Furthermore, he added that “Later it is clear that Mbappé is a candidate to be able to receive this crown. it is Neymarwhich is also for me one of the best players in the world.” For Mauricio, sharing a dressing room with such important names “was one of the most positive thingsthat of having been able to meet them and compete in these circumstances”.

The Argentine coach said he’s calm and accepting everything he’s had to go through. He is now in a moment of progress, evolution and “analyze everything that happened last year and a half at Paris Saint Germain”. He explained that he signed the termination of the contract a day before the start of the pre-season, on July 3 or 4, and that “Right now it’s difficult because all the projects are closed.” Although now, due to family circumstances, is not the time, doesn’t rule out managing Argentina in the future.

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