Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino hinted on Tuesday that new signing Lionel Messi would line up for the primary time alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in his aspect’s Champions League opener towards Club Brugge.
The Argentine, who left Barcelona on a free switch in the summertime, has but to look for the French aspect alongside the 2 different big-name stars and Pochettino is hungry to share the joy of the PSG followers.
“Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, together? I join this collective excitement, I’m like everyone else, I would be crazy not to want to see them play together,” Pochettino instructed a press convention forward of Wednesday’s sport.
“Will we see them together tomorrow? Maybe, yes…”
In greater than a month Messi since he joined the membership, Messi has been seen in a PSG jersey for simply 24 minutes in its place in a Ligue 1 sport at Reims.
The 34-year-old had been anticipated to make his full debut for the Qatar-owned membership final weekend however ultimately he was rested towards Clermont after coming back from worldwide responsibility with Argentina.
Pochettino, nonetheless, now seems set to unleash the six-time Ballon d’Or winner from the beginning on the Jan Breydel Stadium towards the Belgian champions within the Group A opener.
The coach, although, says that the arrival of Messi isn’t any assure of the Champions League success that PSG crave.
“With those names, you can get the feeling that we are ‘the team to beat’ but it is Chelsea, the defending champions, who are the team to beat,” stated Pochettino who led earlier membership Tottenham to the Champions League ultimate in 2019.
“They have strengthened, spent rather more cash than PSG. But I haven’t got an issue.
“We are a club that bought a lot of players this summer and recruited some very big names but we must convert all of this as a team, as Chelsea did last year.”
The Argentinian coach additionally warned towards writing off Wednesday’s opponents.
“Club Brugge are dominating the Belgian league,” he stated.
“Physically, it is an infinite group, which may change techniques, as I noticed of their final two matches, from 5-3-2 to 4-3-3.
“You need absolute concentration and we have total respect for our opponent. There are only great teams in the Champions League.”