Lionel Messi was already substituted in the first half with an injury in PSG’s 2-1 win over defending champions OSC Lille. Mauricio Pochettino described the measure after the match as a “precautionary measure”.
“We have to wait. We talked to the doctor, it was a precaution. He wasn’t able to continue playing, but it’s not a big deal,” Pochettino said.
Using Messi in the Champions League next Wednesday against RB Leipzig (from 9 pm Liveticker) is not in danger.
PSG have struggled for a long time. At the time of Messi’s substitution, the star group was still 1-0 up.
“The feeling in the first half was that every ball we lost ended with a chance,” Pochettino said. “We failed to control Lille’s attacking passes.”
Only at the final stage did she attend Paris. Marquinhos (74) and Angel Di Maria (88) provided the next three points, enabling PSG to consolidate their advance in the standings. In Lille, the difference is already 16 points.
Paris Saint-Germain: Leonardo protects Pochettino
However, Pochettino continues to be criticized for unconvincing performances in the past few weeks, which Leonardo cannot fathom.
“The coach is under fire. We all still have to find each other, but Pochettino was one of the top five coaches in the world before he joined us and now all of a sudden he doesn’t deserve anything anymore? Time,” he quoted Parisian PSG Sports Director.
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