PSG-Montpellier: “What Neymar does is very important”, underlines Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino was back after a week in isolation due to Covid. He was pleased to witness the great success of his family (4-0) and the first goals of Kylian Mbappé in 2021.

How are you ?

MAURICIO POCHETTINO. Thanks, I’m doing better. I’m glad to be back here at the Park. We delivered a good performance. We had to win and we did it.

Are you satisfied with the performance of the offensive quartet you fielded for the first time?

We didn’t have a lot of games to try out. There are a lot of great players at PSG and they are all important. We will see in the future the best organization on the field to win matches.

This is the first time that Kylian Mbappé has scored since your arrival. Have we found the real Kylian Mbappé?

I was already happy with him before. I’m happy tonight too. We know that for an attacker to score is fundamental for confidence. We knew it was a matter of time and that it was going to come.

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What is the news of Navas, Kimpembe and Marquinhos?

I am not a doctor. But Keylor took a blow to the chest. It doesn’t sound serious. Marquinhos felt pain in his adductors in the second half. Kimpembe continues his recovery and next week we will see if he can come back to the team.

Does this kind of match against a withdrawn team help you progress?

PSG must have its own pace of play, regardless of the opponent. It is true that here we are in the competition and she is not waiting for you. We have to win. We will find the moments to progress.

We saw Neymar make defensive retreats. Is your team making progress in this area?

The offensive-defensive balance is important. You can sometimes lose it with so many talented players. I am very happy with Neymar’s investment. What he has been doing for the past few weeks is very important.

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