Former PSG Boss Mauricio Pochettino Reveals One Specific Trophy French Champions Are Obsessed With

Former PSG Boss Mauricio Pochettino Reveals One Specific Trophy French Champions Are Obsessed With

  • Mauricio Pochettino claims Paris Saint-Germain are obsessed with the UEFA Champions League
  • The UEFA Champions League title is the only major title missing in the cabinet of the reigning French champions
  • Olympique Marseille remain the only French outfit to have ever won the UEFA Champions League, with Paris Saint-Germain coming close in 2020 only to miss out to Bayern Munich

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has disclosed his immediate-past employers are obsessed with winning the UEFA Champions League.

Pochettino shed light on how the reigning French champions are bent on winning Europe's elite club competition.

Following the takeover of the club by the Qatar Sports Investment led by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Parisians have launched an onslaught on winning the Holy Grail evidenced in the purchase of A-list players.

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Mauricio Pochettino unravelled PSG's obsession with the Champions League in his first interview following his exit. Photo credit: @ChampionsLeague @PSG_inside
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However, their all-out approach has only managed to yield one final berth in 2020. Last season the furthest they reached in the competition was the last 16, where Karim Benzema inspired eventual winners Real Madrid to an eye-catching 30-minute comeback.

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Reflecting on his two-year stint at PSG, Pochettino revealed his former club obsesses over the Champions League.

"Everything [at PSG] is focused on the Champions League," Pochettino told Argentine outlet Infobae via Marca, "and sometimes that can be a little distracting.
"Those demands seem to only exist in the build-up to European games and other competitions are taken for granted due to PSG's superiority."
"The Champions League is the obsession and anything short of winning the Champions League is equivalent to failure."

Ex-PSG coach Pochettino insists he could have beaten Real Madrid

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that immediate-past Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has broken his silence following his exit at the end of last season.

Pochettino spent two seasons at the Parc des Princes, winning all domestic trophies with the Parisians, however, his inability to annex the Holy Grail - UEFA Champions League - proved his undoing.

The 50-year-old Argentine manager, who is currently at his home in Barcelona, waiting for job offers, rued his side's inability to progress to the deep end of Europe's elite interclub competition.

Source: Sports Brief News