Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain head coach replied on the shock defeat against the relegation-threatening Nantes.
Mauricio Pochettino said he was looking for answers to Paris Saint-Germain’s post-Champions League struggles after the holders of the Ligue 1 had been stunned by low Nantes on Sunday.
After a shock 2-1 home defeat against the relegation-threatened Nantes, PSG missed the chance to get to the top of the Ligue 1 table.
Now, after being shocked in Paris on the back of their 1-1 draw with Barca in the second leg of the last-16 tie on Wednesday, head coach Pochettino told reporters: “Surely there must be some connection, which we have to find.”
“After the match in Barcelona, we played with practically the same players and you could think that we lacked energy. But today we brought in new players.”
“It’s clear that the energetic and stressful demands of the Champions League are hard for the team, especially when the matches are as physical as tonights.”
“In the first half, we absolutely dominated the match. In the second half, when we conceded the goal, it cost us a lot and that’s when it affects us to have played a match as important as the one we played here on Wednesday.”