Mauricio Pochettino: “We thought too much about this qualification.”

Speaking to RMC Sport, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino reacted to the 5-2 aggregate victory over Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the Champions’ League.

“We suffered in the first half. We struggled to get the first pass away. Psychologically, it was a form of test. Here I understood that we speak a lot about the past, about psychology. I think that we responded well at half-time. In the second half, we showed another side of ourselves and we were more competitive.”

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“What is clear is that in the 1st half we thought about things too much. We gambled, we thought too much and we did not think about playing. We thought too much about this qualification. That is what I said to them, to think about the game and to forget the negative influences. I am happy that we have changed things now we are qualified for the quarter finals and showed up.”