Under fire Mauricio Pochettino accused of ‘trying and failing to copy his hero Marcelo Bielsa’ while the French press also incites ‘crazy’ Neymar for abandoning his teammates in PSG’s latest humiliating defeat against Lille
- PSG fell 1-0 against Ligue 1 leader Lille on Saturday afternoon
- Neymar was shown a red card and earned a second yellow card for Tiago Djalo
- It was their second loss in three games and they are now three points behind
Paris Saint-Germain has come under fire from the French media, with Mauricio Pochettino and Neymar receiving the lion’s share of the criticism.
Lille took first place on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over the champions, Jonathan David scored the winner in a fiery showdown in which Neymar and Kylian Mbappé wasted a great many opportunities.
Neymar then saw red in injury time and took furious revenge after a tough challenge from Djalo. He earned his second yellow for pushing the center-back, who was also sent off for his foul-mouthed tirade aimed at the winger.
The influential French sports newspaper L’Equipe ran with this devastating front page on Sunday
It was PSG’s second defeat in three games and the influential sports newspaper L’Equipe believes new manager Pochettino is trying to copy his hero Marcelo Bielsa and fails to copy his hero.
Bielsa was the coach who discovered Mauricio Pochettino, which put him on his way to becoming an Argentina international.
The team highlighted the similarities with which Pochettino has headed his way, but noted that the team doesn’t have the necessary mobility, speed and high intensity to make it work.
Neymar was also scrutinized by the former defender of France and Telefoot expert Bixente Lizarazu
L’Equipe claimed that Maurcio Pochettino (L) is trying to copy Marcelo Bielsa (R) and not
As soon as it doesn’t work in his favor, Neymar will go nuts, ”he said.
He stumbled when he got back after two months of injury and was preparing for a Champions League game. He’s a great player, but his behavior is not teammate behavior ‘
PSG will visit Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League.
The two sides met in last year’s final, with Bayern coming out on top.