PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has given his opinion on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side.
The Argentine replaced Tuchel after the German was sacked as PSG boss at the end of last season and Thomas Tuchel has gone on to prove the PSG hierachy wrong by winning the Uefa Champions League Trophy with Chelsea in May.
Mauricio Pochettino meanwhile finished last season below expectations at PSG as he was only able to win the Coupe de France.
PSG’s major ambition as things stand is to win the Uefa Champions League and the club under Pochettino’s tutelage has not looked completely convincing in the competition this season.
Just recently in an interview with French publication L’Equipe, the PSG boss was asked if he was worried about PSG’s inability to protect themselves as they’ve looked at the back unlike Man City and Chelsea.
In response Pochettino said; “Chelsea are a defensive team, playing the transition and the block. We signed attacking full-backs, Hakimi and Nuno Mendes. The club have the ambition of an attacking game.”
“You have to find a defensive balance that allows you to manage the ball well in order to attack well. There is also the recovery: how you organise yourself with a loss of ball, how you recover under pressure, etc.
“It’s true, we concede a lot of shots, but that’s one of the characteristics of attacking teams, to have full-backs who go up, to project themselves into the opposing half… We are in the phase of understanding.”
Pochettino’s latest comments might not go well with a lot of Chelsea fans but who cares when the Blues are obviously getting results?