Ligue 1: PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino explains why he subbed Lionel Messi off in their 2-1 win against Lyon
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino told a press conference when asked about his decision to take Lionel Messi off the pitch in the Lyon game.
“These are decisions we make for the team”
“Everyone knows that we have very great players, we have to make choices. Sometimes it may appeal, other times a little less.
“After the match, Messi told me he was fine, in private.”
On the touchline, it did not look as if Messi was fine. The forward refused to shake the manager’s hand as he left the pitch, and he was visibly confused and displeased about being subbed off.
In Leo’s absence, PSG managed to score the winning goal, but the tensions between the manager and the club’s biggest star will be a much bigger talking point than three points in a Ligue 1 game.
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