Mauricio Pochettino, PSG coach in the midst of his players -
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PSG won its 10th Champions Trophy on Wednesday by beating OM (2-1)
A title that will remain special for Mauricio Pochettino who finally won the first trophy of his coaching career
It is arguably not the most prestigious title in world football.
However, Mauricio Pochettino is not about to forget the Champions trophy played behind closed doors this Wednesday at the Bollaert stadium.
And for good reason, with the victory of PSG on Wednesday against OM (2-1), the Argentine coach finally won his first trophy as a coach.
Eleven and a half years after his first steps on a sideline at Espanyol Barcelona, the technician;
also passed through Southampton and Tottenham, ended up dusting off his record in a club he has just joined.
“It's a huge emotion, it's hard to describe it in words.
I hope to win more titles, but the first will always be special.
Doing it in a club like PSG where I have become a better person, a better player, that will remain a great satisfaction, ”explained the former PSG captain after the meeting.
No Pochettino style yet
However, we do not advise the Parisian coach to watch the match in a loop.
Because the performance of the Parisians was not flamboyant in a very average match.
Eleven days and three games after arriving in the capital, it is still difficult to see the emergence of a Pochettino style.
If Icardi, author of a good match and a goal on Wednesday, is recovering colors after several complicated months, Mbappé hardly existed on the lawn of Bollaert.
Fortunately, Neymar is back.
And the short half-hour played in this Champions trophy revealed that the Brazilian striker, absent for a month, was already very fit.
Not yet enough to remove all the doubts that escort this PSG 2020/2021.
But at least Paris continues to grab national titles.
This Champions trophy is the 8th in a row for the capital club, the 10th overall.
And especially the first for Mauricio Pochettino, probably the only one who will not soon forget this very average match.
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