Pochettino says he is happy at PSG and Is Lionel Messi Playing For PSG?
Is Lionel Messi Playing For PSG?
PSG on November 23 – As speculation mounts over a likely move to Manchester United to replace the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mauricio Pochettino has broken his silence by reaffirming his commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. But for how long?
United are reported to be poised either to scrap their intention to appoint an interim manager by going for Pochettino immediately – or to land the former Tottenham boss at the end of the season.
Speaking ahead of PSG’s Champions League clash with Manchester City, the Argentine insisted he was fully focussed on his role as head coach of PSG.
“I am not a kid, not a child. I’ve spent my whole life playing football. We’re in a business where the rumours are there,” he said.
“The rumours are there, but that kind of thing cannot distract me. I am so happy at Paris St-Germain.”
PSG, who have never won the Champions League, are currently top of Ligue 1, 11 points clear of second-placed Nice after 14 games.
“I love the club, I love the fans – it is a fantastic time to be at the club,” said Pochettino, who spent two years at PSG as a player. “My contract is to 2023 – this season and one more. I am really happy at PSG – that is a fact.”
Lionel Messi’s career
As far as Messi’s career record against Manchester City is concerned, the 34-year-old has scored seven goals in seven appearances against the Premier League side. In PSG’s last game against City in September, Messi had scored his maiden goal for his new Ligue 1 side. PSG had won the match by 2-0. The last time Messi visited the Etihad Stadium, he was playing for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga competition. Although Barcelona had lost the match, Messi still managed to score a goal.
PSG is set to welcome AS Saint-Etienne after their clash against City on November 25, with fans hoping to see Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe taking the field together following the international break. Neymar, however, is likely to be on the sidelines with a thigh issue. Mbappe has raised the bar this season for his fellow attackers by scoring eight goals and providing 12 assists in 17 appearances across all competitions.