“River was already champion?”: Mauricio Pochettino’s blooper and Cristian Martin’s joke

After the meeting in which the Paris Saint-Germain drew 0-0 with Nice in local condition, the local coach, Mauricio Pochettino, analyzed the game of his team that he could not win, but remains at the top of Ligue 1. In his testimonies he analyzed the alternatives of the match, but also left a pearl: he confessed that he did not know that River plate had been champion of the Professional League, which generated a joke from the correspondent of ESPN, Christian martin.

After giving an opinion on PSG’s performance, the journalist told him “River Plate champion and retires Maxi Rodriguez (which he associated with Newell’s, coincidentally with Poch) “. The Santa Fe coach was surprised by the comment, to which he responded and asked “I didn’t know, now?”. Martin told him “You’re offline … Didn’t you know that River Plate had been champion?” Then he made a joke: “You are immersed in PSG”, which generated a smile in the DT, who added “Well, congratulations to the people of River Plate, its president and its coach, two very good friends.”

Pochettino drew attention in a globalized world and where news circulates more and more quickly, without the need for social networks. Even because the strategist of the Parisian team is super professional and is considered someone who is always informed with the alternatives in the world of football.

Mauricio Pochettino seeks the Ligue 1 title with PSG and leads a team full of stars (REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes) (GONZALO FUENTES /)

But, also because, as indicated, he knows and has a good relationship with Rodolfo D’Onofrio and Marcelo Gallardo. Even with the Doll He shared years of Argentine national team, especially in the Marcelo Bielsa stage.

The subject remained in the anecdote and even with a smile, but it was still striking that Pochettino did not know about River Plate and that is why he was the blooper in the interview after the Ligue 1 match played at the Parque de los Príncipes Stadium .

About the meeting, he assured that “We just missed the goalWe had clear situations and we were superior to Nice. It is a difficult and competitive league, we play against a team that does not leave you spaces and goes far behind and has fast players in transitions. A pity not to have won because the team deserved a victory “.

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In addition, he referred to the seventh Ballon d’Or won by Lionel Messi. “I saw Leo well. It is a great motivation for the rivals to defend him. He had chances especially in the second half, I’m happy with his performance. It was a very beautiful occasion, who loves football has liked it and has enjoyed the seventh Ballon d’Or for Leo. I’m very happy”.

Finally, he referred to the rumors about his future outside PSG: “This is football, it is so beautiful for that, for everything it generates. You have to take it naturally ”.

After the 16th date of Ligue 1, PSG leads with 41 points and took 12 from Olympique de Marseille and 13 points from Rennes. On the next round, the team led by Pochettino will play as a visitor against Lens, on Saturday (at 5:00 p.m. Argentine time).

Meanwhile, for the Champions League, it will close its participation in the group stage next Tuesday (2:45 pm Argentina time) when it receives Bruges from Belgium. The Parisian cast is already qualified for the round of 16 and came second behind Manchester City.


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