Pochettino sees Messi “adapted” and is “analyzing” if he can make his PSG debut against Brest

Pochettino sees Messi "adapted" and is "analyzing" if he can make his PSG debut against Brest

The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Mauricio Pochettino, pointed out this Thursday that Leo Messi has adapted “very well and very quickly” to the team and stressed that everything he contributes “is positive.”

“We already know what Leo is, what he represents. Everything is positive. There is a very good atmosphere in the group and he has adapted very well and very quickly. I am happy with the way everyone is working,” he said. the coach at the press conference prior to the match against Stade Brestois.

Pochettino did not want to advance yet if the Argentine will debut with PSG this Friday.

“We are analyzing whether he will be in the group or not. The criteria are physical, football and the dynamics of the groups. We have to find a balance,” said the coach.

On the other hand, he insisted on the good integration of the native of Rosario: “There is a very good ‘feeling’ in the dressing room with all his teammates and when there is talent in a team like us, understanding is not only in the dressing room, but also in field”.

PSG has signed Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum in this summer market, which ends on August 31.

“All the players who have arrived have contributed that energy that is needed many times to renew in a group. (…) When you have these players, the connection is very fast. Football only has one language and I think that connecting talents is very fast, “he stressed in that appearance.

PSG have won both games played in this new league season: 1-2 against the recently promoted Troyes and 4-2 against Strasbourg.

“I think there are many positive things, but it is important to learn from our games. We are always focused on trying to supply the team with the things it needs to improve,” Pochettino had pointed out today, also on the club’s official channel.

Regarding the medical situation this Friday, Sergio Ramos and Colin Dagba continue a progressive resumption of training and, as noted last week, it is expected that they will be able to compete “after the international truce”, around mid-September. .

Sergio Rico is being treated for a lumbago and Alexandre Letellier for an injury to his abductors, while Juan Bernat has already returned to training with the group, although for the moment he is carrying out adapted individual sessions.

The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Mauricio Pochettino, said on Thursday that he took with “humor” the rumors surrounding the departure or not of Kylian Mbappé and pointed out that the forward is his player and does not foresee that he is not there. with them this season.

“Kylian is our player and I do not see that he is not here in this next course, in this course that we started a couple of weeks ago”He said at the press conference prior to this Friday’s match against Stade Brestois.

The player has one more year of contract, until 2022, although in the press there is speculation about his possible signing for Real Madrid.

“There are many things that are said, there are many things that are spoken and we have already seen from experience that some things can be, other things cannot be and many of the things are not. The most important thing is that Kylian is calm,” he said. .

Pochettino insisted that he sees the player “motivated and also working very hard to have a good season.”

The coach also assured that he is not aware of whether the forward has communicated his decision to the rest of the team.

“I’m not in that group of players. My conversation with Kylian is all about football, about what he has to do tomorrow. But it is very clear that he has one more year of contract if he does not renew, that is, he is a PSG player. happy and for what he shows me, he is happy with us too, “he added.

That is why he downplayed the rumors that circulate in this summer market, which ends on August 31.

“I like this period, I take it many times with a certain humor and being positive also because I believe that this period is also part of football. (…) We know that Kylian is our player and we want him to be with PSG,” he concluded .

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