Mauricio Pochettino believes that anything can happen in last matchday of League 1
Mauricio Pochettino tried to pressure Lille after seeing PSG take the Ligue 1 title race all the way to the final day, insisting that anything could happen.
What did Mauricio Pochettino say?
Paris Saint-Germain closed one point behind the Lille league leaders by hacking Reims 4-0 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, with Mbappe, Neymar, Moise Kean and Marquinhos all scoring. Lille slipped 0-0 with Saint-Etienne earlier in the day and Mauricio is hoping they’ll drop points in last place again against the Angers while his side negotiates a trip to Brest. Paris Saint-Germain will have the opportunity to win their second trophy under Mauricio when they host Monaco in the French Cup final midweek ahead of their crystal clash with Brest on 23 May.
At the post-match press conference, the Argentine said that the most important thing in football is to believe in it. Anything can happen and that they have to do their job on our side at Brest and hope Lille doesn’t win at Angers. According to Pochettino, they should focus on the final against Monaco first, and then hope that the Angers take the points from Lille. When asked if Paris Saint-Germain’s previous experience of winning multiple Ligue 1 titles gives them an advantage on Lille, Mauricio said that it is understandable that teams with more experienced players start with the advantage that we have, but Lille also has very experienced players. In his opinion, it depends on the players. The state of the players’ form and performance is more than psychological pressure.
PSG stands still in the table of League 1
Paris Saint-Germain took the lead against the Reims after a 13th minute penalty from Neymar, with Yunis Abdelhamid sent for handball in the box, and doubled his score nine minutes later as Kylian capitalized on the visitors’ failure to win back to home fire with a powerful first hit. Marquinhos put the hosts out of sight by heading into a corner midway through the second half, with Kean then stepping off the bench to shoot the fourth goal late.