‘Pochettino is an distinctive coach’ – New PSG boss hailed by Marquinhos after breaking trophy duck
The Argentine supervisor received his first piece of silverware simply three video games into his tenure in Paris with the Trophee des Champions towards Marseille
Paris Saint-Germain captain Marquinhos hailed Mauricio Pochettino as “an distinctive coach” after the Argentine received the primary trophy of his managerial profession.
Simply three video games into his tenure as PSG boss, the previous Tottenham, Southampton and Espanyol supervisor received his first piece of silverware as his facet beat rivals Marseille within the Trophee des Champions.
Mauro Icardi opened the scoring simply earlier than half-time earlier than Neymar capped his return from damage with a late aim from the penalty spot, with Dimitri Payet’s effort solely a comfort.
The sport was Marquinhos’ three hundredth in a PSG shirt, and he was delighted to cap the event with a win and one other trophy.
“It’s a pleasure to be on the pitch, to have the ability to give your all so as to win matches and trophies. That’s why I got here to PSG,” the Brazilian informed Canal+. “There’s a new coach with a brand new philosophy; it’s not at all times simple to alter through the season however Pochettino is an distinctive coach. He talks rather a lot with the gamers and explains nicely what he desires.
“We thank [Thomas] Tuchel for what he did right here, for me as a result of I progressed nicely beneath him and he confirmed me a brand new stage of soccer that I by no means anticipated to achieve.”
Wednesday’s sport was keenly anticipated following the full-blooded assembly between the groups in Ligue 1 again in September. Marseille’s 1-0 win on that day noticed 5 gamers despatched off in stoppage time following accusations of racism and an on-pitch brawl.
“In opposition to Marseille, we all know it is not at all times simple,” Marquinhos famous. “They’re a crew with a whole lot of dedication, however we prefer to play this sort of sport.
“General, we had an excellent sport. We had some troublesome instances however we’re progressing and that’s the most necessary factor. Each groups had nice gamers to placed on a very good sport and left what occurred within the league sport behind.”
PSG will now flip their attentions again to Ligue 1, with the reigning French champions one level behind leaders Lyon on the halfway level of the season. They journey to Angers on Saturday earlier than ending January with fixtures towards Montpellier and Lorient.
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