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‘PSG need to prepare well’ – Mauricio Pochettino

Fri 16 July 2021 | 20:54

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino believes pre-season preparation is necessary for the club to reclaim the Ligue 1 title.

The former

Tottenham

boss experienced a difficult time in Paris as his side could not secure the third consecutive Ligue 1 title and suffered an exit at the Champions League semi-final against

Manchester City

.

President

Nasser Al Khelaifi

has the clear intention of winning every possible trophy next season. With

Sergio Ramos

and

Achraf Hakimi

added to their ranks, alongside Euro 2020 best player

Gianluigi Donnarumma

and former

Liverpool

star

Georginio Wijnaldum

.

But Pochettino insists that the pre-season period is vital to

PSG

if they want to introduce themselves as favorites in both domestic and European tournaments.

"Other players will join us later, maybe they won't feature in the first competitive matches of the season, so that they too can prepare in the best way possible",

Pochettino told the club's media

.

"It's important so that, during the season, they feel fresh and strong and that what happened last season never happens again."

PSG's Ligue 1 failure was because of their poor results against fellow top-four contenders

Lille

,

Monaco

, and

Lyon

.

Pochettino's men only collected four points from six matches against their competitors. However, the Argentinian coach is hopeful to turn things around next season by using young players.

"There are a lot of young players who will have the opportunity to show themselves in these first games and prove to us they can fight for a place in the team during the season,"

Pochettino said

.

"I think the most important thing is to establish the guidelines and lay the foundations for the future.

"I think that's what we are doing at the beginning of the pre-season, and it will surely contribute to all those things that we need to do to prepare well and have the ingredients we need in the decisive moments.

"So that we can be much closer to achieving our goals and to winning the things we want to win."


source: SportMob