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PSG not out for revenge against Bayern, says boss Pochettino
PSG not out for revenge against Bayern, says boss PochettinoBayern beat PSG 1-0 in the final last year to seal a treble but Pochettino, who replaced manager Thomas Tuchel midway through this season, said this time would be different as they were playing a two-legged tie.
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Mauricio Pochettino (PSG coach): "The team has been solid, solidarity and combative, with in addition the quality to score three goals in this stadium, against a very beautiful team. You have to give credit to players. (...) Seeing the match, I think our plan is clear ... We can say that the plan has walked but we have to talk about the talent of the players and the touch of success that allowed us to win this match. My first words to the players? Bravo (Smile)! I congratulated them for their effort, what they do in a delicate situation, in which one must adapt every day. Not just our players but all players elsewhere. There is a busy schedule with several competitions, not to mention international matches. They make an effort to be at the show. Keylor Navas? I have already said: it is one of the best guardians in the world, we are happy to have it with us. (...) The next few days program? The idea is to recover well, analyze the shape of the players individually because the game of Strasbourg will be very hard. " (in press conference)
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Hansi Flick (coach of the Bayern): "Paris has been very effective. We had 31 shots. I want to compliment my team about the mindset, the style of play. But we were not concentrated enough before the goal. Nevertheless, there is a match in Paris, we will do everything to return this result in our favor. When we cash goals like that is that we make mistakes, it always hurts. The three goals, we could have avoided them, that's why it's even worse ... We can not change the result today, I hope we can change next Tuesday. Lewandowski? There will be no miracle. This injury asks for time ... We created enough opportunities. We could have score four or five goals, but it was not our day. The concentration is on Saturday's match and the game back to Paris. We know that Paris is a very strong team. But we can hurt them too. We will try to take advantage of it. We may have the effectiveness we did not have this Wednesday in the game back. Manuel Neuer, Faith on the first goal? We are talking about the first goal of Paris? It's a shot, Kylian mbed made a perfect shot, the ground is wet ... it can happen. I do not have to cheer him up, no more than I congratulate him with every world-class performance. It's a very important player for us. It can happen that a guard does not stop all shots. " (in press conference)
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