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Verratti to train as Pochettino looks to help PSG 'remove the past' against Barca
Marco Verratti will train for an injury-hit PSG as they prepare for a rematch of one of the most painful defeats in the club's history.Last season's finalists will face Barca at the Camp Nou for the first time since their collapse in the second leg of the last-16 tie between the two teams in 2017.
Six defeats after 26 days with the key to a third place in the standings and four points of disbursement on the Lille leader: never since the acquisition of the club by QSI, PSG had never been in such a bad position. Even in 2017 when the Rouge et Bleu had to give up their arms against Monaco. With 12 games remaining, the situation for Mauricio Pochettino's men is therefore precarious, especially since the Parisians have particularly struggled against their direct competitors. I'm not going to hide behind the pandemic, but ... Yet Leonardo does not want to be worried. In any case, this is the sentiment conveyed by the Brazilian sporting director during an interview with France Bleu. "Worried? No, it values the last few years when we won. It shows that it is not easy, he observed at first. If you are not in good shape and you do not have all the means at your disposal, the championship is difficult. The other teams do not lose a match. It becomes a very interesting championship. "Also read: Mbappé, Leonardo's big announcement And the former midfielder has a good explanation for the difficulties encountered by the finalists of the last Champions League. It is precisely this Final Four in the heart of August that, according to him, explains the lack of consistency of the Parisians. “I'm not going to hide behind the pandemic, but if you look at what has happened in the past year, it's a marathon. It's incredible. We did four months without playing an official match, after two finals in the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue, we went on to the Final 8 of the Champions League and we took over the championship, he recalled. Everyone gets hurt, because the preparation has been what it has been. We managed incredible matches in Manchester (1-3) or Barcelona (1-4) in the Champions League. We're going to have an exciting end to the season. " The Champions League is a crazy competition And Leonardo intends to see his troops make the difference in this home stretch. “We will arrive in April with very important games. We will be in a traffic of decisive matches. It will be very interesting for everyone, he explained. Paris is one of the favorites. You can't say you don't think you will win. But if we look at the last days, Lille, Lyon and Monaco have very positive results. It's very interesting to have four teams so close. Despite this, our ambitions and objectives remain the same. And while waiting for that home stretch in the heart of spring, Leonardo is keen to see PSG overcome the Barcelona obstacle in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The 4-1 win in the first leg is bound to give rise to optimism. But the history of Parisians requires a certain caution. "What PSG has experienced has also been happening in other clubs in recent years," he said. The Champions League is a crazy competition. There are three weeks between the outward journey and the return, anything can happen. I think we have experience, but it is very complicated to manage the games. We have to be careful and play the game without thinking about the past. We will try to confirm our result and continue in the competition, that is our goal. " Read also: Lloris pushed to PSG by Spurs? Mbappé, the forcing of Neymar Neymar, the enigmatic tweet
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© Supplied by Sports.fr Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Leonardo and Jeant-Claude Blanc PSG's priorities for the next summer transfer window remain uncertain. They obviously depend to a large extent on the ongoing discussions around certain extensions. Several players are thus at the end of their contract, including Juan Bernat and Angel Di Maria. Leonardo was nonetheless confident about the outcome of these two cases.