Pochettino justifies the "crime" of removing Messi from the stadium. This is the moment of "anger" (video)
Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain justified his technical position in replacing his compatriot legend Lionel Messi during the Lyon match in the sixth round of the French League, which ended with the victory of the capital team 2-1, amid a charged atmosphere between Pochettino and Messi, especially since the "flea" refused to shake hands with his coach during his exit. From the field in the 75th minute and uttered words against him in protest of the change!.
The moment Messi refused to shake Pochettino's hand after being subbed off against Lyon 👀 #messi #lyon #psg #messipsg pic.twitter.com/giK6d5tjyM
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Pochettino, who included Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi instead of Messi, said in statements carried by "Sky News Arabia" on the French network "RMC Sport": "I think everyone knows that we have a lot of very good players, we have to choose, whether in the list of The match, or during the match itself .. We have to think about what is best for the team and for each player, and to decide .. Sometimes the decisions are positive and in others not, we are here to make the decisions.”
He explained: “We know that the players do not like to leave the game, they may like the matter of substitution, and that may not happen, but we have to choose. As I said, I asked Messi about his condition when he left, he told me that he is fine, there are no problems.”
In the face of the great anger at Messi, Pochettino came out with another statement, revealed by the Spanish newspaper "Marca", as he said: "I wanted to replace Messi in order to protect him, for fear of a possible injury in the future. We have important matches ahead and we have to protect him."
The situation sparked widespread controversy among the masses on social media, and fans asked: Is replacing Messi a taboo in football stadiums?
Or does the player have to respect the coach's decision, point of view and technical idea?
Stars have always expressed their anger after they were removed from the stadium, led by Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who expressed resentment towards his current coach at Manchester United Solshire, after he was removed from the stadium to see a technical during the Young Boys Champions League match.
On the other hand, supporters of Messi's revolution pointed out that coaches should not remove stars of the size of Messi or Ronaldo from the field because they will score at any moment, even if their level during the match is below the level of ambition of the coaches.
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