Paris Saint Germain coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, was confident and optimistic about the form with which his team will face the duel against Barcelona, of the Champions League, despite the discreet image offered against Nice in the Ligue 1 clash. The coach, who hopes to recover Italian Marco Verratti for Tuesday at the Camp Nou, will not be able to count on Neymar or with Ángel Di María.
“We have to be prepared for Barcelona and the team will be”, he said after the 2-1 win against Nice. Regarding the eleven of Tuesday did not give clues. “We will see when we get to the hotel the state in which each one is and we will discuss it.”
“For Tuesday there will be no time to work tactically. We will focus on physical and mental recovery. We have to handle different options, different drawings. That was my goal at Southampton and Tottenham and what we want to do in Paris. You have to try to make the players feel safe with different systems, “added the coach.
Pochettino indicated that Marco Verratti “has trained and feels some discomfort after the blow he received in Marseille. But we will see how it evolves until Tuesday.”
Paris Saint Germain achieved a gray victory against Nice, which was about to achieve something positive from the Parc des Princes. “It was a solid but not brilliant professional game. Under the circumstances it was an acceptable match. It is not easy to achieve the expected combinations. We have to be prepared for the competition because nobody waits. You have to try to win every game that comes your way. “
Pochettino praised the Italian Moise Kean, scorer of the winning goal against Nice. “He played a good game and scored. I’m happy with him. He can play in any position in the attack. “EFE