Despite the important victory that PSG achieved in the last minute of the match against an Olympique Lyon that they knew how to complicate, all the lights pointed to the controversial situation in which Pochettino decided to substitute the match. A subject that itches and extends and even the same Guardiola has taken part in the subject after an emblematic phrase of his was remembered.
This decision by Pochettino has reached the whole world, since Neither the fans nor the players themselves could explain how the Argentine coach took Messi out with the 1-1 match.
In Barcelona the decision made a lot of noise and Different media recalled some words that Pep said a few years ago, when he was still as Barcelona’s helmsman.
In 2012, after being asked by Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella for advice on how to handle ‘Leo’, Guardiola gave wise words that were engraved in everyone’s memory.
“You have to talk little to Leo, shield him in the team with colleagues who make his work easier, listen very well to the little he says and do not forget that he should never be taken out from the field, not even at the end to be applauded ”.
Despite this, it seems that Pochettino does not entirely agree and He made his decision knowing that the repercussions could be high. The Argentine coach himself was consulted about the reason for his technical decision to which he replied that it was a change in favor of the team.
These are decisions that I make for the team, I thought.I’m in the group and in each player. Everyone knows that there are great players and that one must make the choice. Sometimes it can be attractive, other times a little less ”.
Despite the stir caused, Pochettino’s team remains at the top of the Ligue 1 table with a perfect transition where they have won all six of their matches, adding 18 points out of 18 possible.