Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to be weighed down by sides result against Lens on Saturday.
PSG again put up another below-par performance in their 1-1 draw against Lens. A game in which eyebrows were raised as to why winger Kylian Mbappe was not started for the encounter.
“You have to give credit to Lens, they’re an aggressive side who had a good game. It wasn’t our best evening. The fact that the team carried on fighting is a positive. Lens is one of the teams that has caused us the most trouble.” The Argentine said.
The former Tottenham Hotspurs manager further added.
“We lost a lot of balls, especially at the start of the game, which prevented us from falling into place. I tried to give the players solutions with the changes.”
His words transcribed by RMC Sport, the Argentine also explained the decision to bench Kylian Mbappé – who would go on to assist the late goal – explaining that the Frenchman had been fatigued.
“Kylian [Mbappé] played a lot of matches in a row and felt a bit of fatigue. We thought it was good to give him a breather.”
“It’s a fair result. We lacked a bit of precision and freshness, because of our busy schedule. Lens did well to cut our channels of communication.”He finally concluded.
Pochettino and PSG have a chance to return to winning ways when they host Club Brugge from in their final group game. Although the 2020 UCL finalists have secured qualification to the next round of the competition but will be looking to get a win over a side which they drew the last time they met.