It was taken for granted but it needed to be ratified Pochettino: Messi tonight’s clash against City is not going to be missed. The Argentine has left behind the discomfort that he was dragging in his left knee and yesterday he exercised normally in the PSG sports city to arrive in time for the reunion with Pep. It remains to be known, however, what role his coach is going to reserve for him: “I still don’t know who is going from the start,” he said yesterday in the anteroom, somewhat ambiguous.
No matter how long it takes to get used to the image of Leo with another shirt that is not Barça’s: “It was a surprise, but everyone has already accepted it,” Santpedor’s said. PSG are playing their lives in the Champions League, a scenario in which City’s dreams also converge. Despite the magic treasured by the trident of Pochettino, arrives in Paris ready to command in the Parc des Princes. It already did in April.
But Guardiola understand that talent does not stop. It can be controlled, but reducing it to nothing is almost impossible: “They are exceptional,” he said. Messi and also by Neymar and Mbappe, used to the noise after the Frenchman’s grimace at the weekend. Ander Herrera, a fantastic player and an exquisite communicator, he was in charge of clarifying that the atmosphere in the dressing room does not suffer a single crack: “I have not seen a more special relationship than the one between them.” Issue settled.
The City comes at a good time in every way. Winning at Stamford Bridge are big words, especially after losing last season’s Champions League final to Chelsea. Good revenge before wanting to confirm his continental candidacy against PSG. He travels to the French capital without Gündogan, which will not be available until mid-October. A slight setback for Pep, although he has recovered Bernardo silva for the cause and Grealish It has shone since it arrived.
Europe is the goal for two teams with a lot of cache. However, PSG is uncomfortable that the trial to which it is subjected depends fundamentally on its passage through a KO tournament like this: “It seems that we are the only ones who are required to win the Champions League. It has to be a dream, but not an obligation, “he said. Pochettino. Although so much good chrome deserves a participation at the height. Tonight without Say Maria, sanctioned. The City, with fewer stars but with more experience, does not trust its rival: “They are the same as last year, with the novelty of Messi, Achraf, Bouquets, Donnarumma and Wijnaldum ”, he joked Mahrez in the previous one.