Pochettino defends his attackers after Metz criticism

Fri 24 September 2021 | 15:05

PSG's poor performance against Metz drew a lot of criticism.

Paris Saint-Germain

boss Mauricio Pochettino defended his team's attackers against criticism after the match against Metz.

PSG managed to won 2-1 in their match against Metz with the help of last minute winning goal by Achraf Hakimi. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, was ruled out with an injury, with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar leading their attack. After the game, there were criticisms of the PSG strikers' performance, but Pochettino rejected them and defended his players.

Pochettino said:

"I understand that the coach was angry. That is a natural reaction.

"You have to take the context into account, especially when considering after losing a game in the 95th minute, I can empathise with Fred for being angry about the situation. 

"Kylian Mbappe is a fantastic guy, he is a top competitor who wants to win, always. 

"These things happen on the pitch, but I don't think they need to be carried off the pitch as well in terms of the situations with him and some Metz players. 

"These incidents cannot be taken out of context, they have to be analysed within a match in which both teams want to win and many things happen, so that cannot be used out of context. 

"That doesn't reflect the reality of who Kylian is, but I can understand the frustration on their behalf." 



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