terrible stat for Pochettino, who remains on three failures in official competition


Eliminated in the knockout stages of the Coupe de France with PSG on Monday, coach Mauricio Pochettino offered himself one more failure in Paris. The third in a row, after having missed the last Ligue 1 and the Champions Trophy.

When he arrived in the capital, he had quickly asked for time. Time to put your ideas in place, get them accepted by the players, and let the mayonnaise take. It is clear that, a year and a month after his arrival, Mauricio Pochettino does not really have any more. The 30th coach of Paris Saint-Germain, the 6th under QSI, still fails to get his team off the ground, yet striking on paper.

And tripped over the carpet, again, Monday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Nice (0-0, 6-5 tab). Critics never stop raining on his style practiced, and the level of play offered by his star workforce. Normally cut to dominate in all competitions, in France at least.

Galtier, this executioner

An observation that the Argentinian coach is struggling to make valid since his signature on January 2, 2021. Since, the Coupe de France 2021 aside, Pochettino will have been beaten in all the competitions in which he has been engaged, including the last three. The 2020-21 title lost in Ligue 1 against Lille still in the hands of Christophe Galtier, the Champions Trophy lost against these same Dogues – this time coached by Jocelyn Gourvennec.

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And now the Cup, again beaten by his best enemy Galtier. This is starting to do a lot for the South American technician, hired in Paris to fill the trophy cabinet, more than to empty it. He may be forgiven if, however, he manages to bring home the only trophy the Parisian club lacks. But it will already be necessary to overcome the Real Madrid obstacle in two weeks, in the round of 16 (go on February 15, return on March 9, to follow on RMC Sport), before getting back to dreaming a little in Paris.

Romain Daveau RMC Sport journalist

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