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Sport Soccer-It will take time for attacking trio to shine, says PSG coach

02:00  16 september  2021
02:00  16 september  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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However, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to finally unleash the six- time Ballon d'Or winner from the start at the Jan Breydel Stadium against Belgian champions Club Brugge in the Group A opener. If Neymar and Kylian Mbappe start too, it will be the first time the superstar attacking trio will have been on the pitch together for the Parisians. Expectations are sky-high, both for Messi at his new club and for PSG in the Champions League, a trophy they have yet to win but crave more than anything.

(Reuters) - Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino warned that it would take some time for his formidable attacking trio to shine after they disappointed in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino in a blue shirt: Champions League - Paris St Germain Press Conference © Reuters/PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW Champions League - Paris St Germain Press Conference a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Champions League - Group A - Club Brugge v Paris St Germain © Reuters/PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW Champions League - Group A - Club Brugge v Paris St Germain

Lionel Messi hit the woodwork on his first start with PSG but he failed to add to his 120 goals in the competition, while Neymar was hugely disappointing and Kylian Mbappe limped off the pitch injured after setting up Ander Herrera for the opening goal.

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PSG signed Messi as a free agent from Barcelona to assemble a formidable attacking trio with France striker Kylian Mbappe and Brazil forward Neymar, but they have yet to show what they are capable of together. “We’re not a team yet. We are a club that has recruited many players this summer. We are delighted to have such players with us but there’s no extra pressure, there’s only positives to take .” PSG reached the Champions League semi-finals last season and were runners up in 2020 but have never won Europe’s elite club competition. Pochettino said he had not decided yet whether Mbappe

a group of people playing football on a field: Champions League - Group A - Club Brugge v Paris St Germain © Reuters/PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW Champions League - Group A - Club Brugge v Paris St Germain

It was the first time the three attacking players were together on the field and they struggled to find each other and create space against a compact Belgian side.

"It requires time for them to shine together," said Pochettino.


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"It requires work. I had made it clear that we're not a team yet, we have to work for this."

Messi and Neymar, starting on the flanks, left the fullbacks exposed and Brugge exploited the space with a strong collective performance as PSG's midfield was almost non-existent in the absence of the injured Marco Verratti.

That prompted Pochettino to replace Leandro Paredes with Danilo and Georginio Wijnaldum with Julian Draxler but to no effect.

"We needed more consistency and more fluidity. We made too many mistakes," Pochettino explained.

"But despite all this I'm satisfied with the players. We have to keep calm and keep working."

PSG are two points behind Manchester City who demolished RB Leipzig 6-3, two weeks before the Ligue 1 side take on the Premier League champions at the Parc des Princes.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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