Mauricio Pochettino insists ‘this is just the beginning’ after winning the first trophy of his management career, just 11 DAYS in his new job … after PSG’s win against Marseille to claim their eighth consecutive Trophee des Champions .
Mauricio Pochettino believes ‘this is just the beginning’ after winning the first trophy of his management career just 11 days after taking the lead at PSG.
Goals from Mauro Icardi and Neymar secured the win against Marseille in the Trophee des Champions – the French equivalent of the Community Shield – with Dimitri Payet taking a late consolation.
In eleven years as a manager at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham, the Argentinian has never won a trophy, but he has now managed to claim some silverware in his new job within two weeks – and longs for more.
Mauricio Pochettino took the first trophy of his management career on Wednesday evening
Pochettino’s PSG team defeated Marseille to win the French equivalent of the Community Shield
“After ten days as a coach, played three games and this final against our biggest rival, it is very important to win,” Pochettino told the French TV channel. Canal +.
“More than the trophy, honor and pride are most important to the club and to the fans. Little by little, the team is doing the things I ask for. I have been here for two weeks and we have made many preparations.
This is just the beginning. We believe that with time and work we can install our ideas and the progress will be good because of the quality we have. We don’t have much time to train, but my players deserve this trophy, the recognition and they have quickly adapted to my requirements.
‘I want to thank the players, [Leonardo] and Nasser [El-Khelaifi] for the chance, but also Thomas Tuchel and his staff because we are here because they have won titles. ‘
Brazilian star Neymar made his comeback after an injury as a substitute, scoring the trophy-clinching penalty five minutes before the end.
Pochettino was also full of praise for star player Neymar, as his late goal secured the victory
“He is a special player and I am very happy for him,” added Pochettino. “He scored the winning goal and I am happy with the overall performance of my team, which had a good game.”
Meanwhile, André Villas-Boas claims his side was the better side of the evening.
“I have nothing to say to my players, we were the best team,” said Villas-Boas. “The best honor PSG gives us is the party they give.”