Pochettino admitted PSG must build a team this season after a heavy influx of new faces at the Parc des Princes through a busy summer transfer window.
There are things that can be improved
The Argentine presided over a flurry of new arrivals in the French capital after his last term as Ligue 1 champions from Lille, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum leading the new arrivals. The takeover of Messi earlier this month has stalled all other off-season affairs, but with the introduction of such head-end talent comes a balancing act allowing them all to flourish – and Mauricio Pochettino admitted that the process will take time to complete.
The Argentinean said in his post-match press conference on his side’s 4-2 victory over Brest on Friday that they are at the start of the season, they can see how difficult it is for all teams to win the game. There are things that can be improved. On the defensive, they must prevent transitional play that could harm them. Pochettino is very happy to take three points on a tough court against a team that started the season well. They have a lot of player names that shine, but they have to build a team, that’s the challenge. It won’t be easy, they have to find a balance between the talents they have. It takes time.
Players have to adapt
Even though they have already sliced double numbers in terms of goals scored through their opening three Ligue 1 wins this deadline, Paris Saint-Germain has also lost five times, a figure that no other side inside the top half of the table can match. The fact that Mauricio Pochettino has yet to tackle his defensive weaknesses remains an issue, another of which was acknowledged by Kimpembe after the match, with a center-back athletic captain’s armband in a win against Brest.
The French national team player said they know they have played an away game against a team that is not easy to play. The command is not complete yet, they still have links to create. There are new players, they have to adapt.