Definitely, nothing will be spared at PSG this season. While the infirmary was finally almost empty, with the only Dagba, Kehrer and Rafinha (Covid), as well as Juan Bernat (knee) or Letellier (elbow) were unavailable for the trip to Angers, this Saturday evening (9 p.m.), the club recorded a sizeable package this Friday night. Mauricio Pochettino, his new trainer, has, in turn, tested positive for Covid-19. This is the thirteenth case since the start of the season!
“He will therefore respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocol”, indicates the club. Before specifying that the faithful assistants of the Argentinian Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino “will take over from tomorrow in Angers”.
This is certainly news that falls badly for PSG and its new coach in the midst of building his team. We can count on Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino, also accompanied by Sebastiano, Pochettino’s son, to apply to the letter the instructions of the one they have been accompanying for several years and in particular in Tottenham.
On the other hand, it is to be hoped for the Parisian group, that the outpourings of joy which followed the victory against Marseille, on Wednesday, during the Champions Trophy in Lens, will not have been the occasion of an involuntary contamination of the coach towards his players.
Earlier this Friday, Mauricio Pochettino appeared in a good mood and focused during the match-day press conference. “We have just arrived, it’s only thirteen days that we are there, we do not even have too much time to sleep,” he said about the transfer window. He will now have to really rest. And if he wants to take advantage of the week of preparation before the match against Montpellier, next Friday, to work, he will have to do it remotely.