Champions League: Pochettino gives credit to Club Brugge, reveals what Messi, Neymar, Mbappe need

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Paris Saint-Germain manager, Maurico Pochettino, has given credit to Club Brugge following his side’s Champions League 1-1 draw against the Belgium side on Wednesday.

Pochettino also revealed that his players, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe need time to understand themselves in PSG’s attack line after failing to beat Club Brugge.

PSG took an early lead through Ander Herrera against Club Brugge but were pegged back by Hans Vanaken’s equaliser and could not find a winner as the match ended in a draw after normal time.

Messi was making his first start for PSG since leaving Barcelona in the summer but the Argentine captain had a quiet game, missing a great chance to put Pochettino’s side ahead late on, while the entire attack struggled to click during the tie.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Pochettino insisted that no player in his squad can be happy with their display against the host.

“Nobody in the team can be happy with their performance and nobody can be happy with this result. We came here to take points. All the points,” Pochettino said.

“Hats off to Club Brugge. They wanted it more than us tonight and they deserve the point.

“We didn’t have a good evening. We have to stay calm, keep working and take the time we need. Things will get better.”

On the lack of understanding between his three attackers – Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, Pochettino added: “We need time to work for them [Messi, Neyma to build an understanding.

“That’s been clear and we have said that in recent days. We still have to create a team.”

PSG’s next fixture is against Lyon in the Ligue 1 on Sunday.

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