Man City emerge victorious in the Oil Classico
Manchester City come from behind to win the ‘Oil Classico’
Even when you have Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. in your team, a win is not guaranteed. A very interesting tweet that has been going viral since the end of the match is that you can have all the best players in the world but you need the perfect coach to manage them. Very interesting yet controversial tweet, isn’t it?
Mauricio Pochettino was brought in to change Paris Saint Germain’s culture. The former Tottenham boss did a very good job in putting Spurs up and competed very well against all the other big budget teams. He however didn’t win any trophy for the London based club but the kind of football his team played was always eye-catching. He of course caught a lot of attention and he had offers from Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United, few of the top notch clubs from the world of football.
Now, this background story is very important to talk about the current situation. Pochettino was a hot property when he signed for PSG replacing Thomas Tuchel, who took the Paris club to the finals of the Champions League. He of course had a tough job to do but the kind of team he has, it should be a cake walk and we are not even bragging.
The club Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League but was bashed by them last night in Manchester. Kylian Mbappe gave them the lead in the 50th minute. Raheem Sterling brought them into level terms in the 63rd minute and Gabriel Jesus’ tap in from Bernado Silva’s pass in the 76th minute sent the crowd pretty wild at Manchester.
Even though PSG have guaranteed their spot in the knockouts of the Champions League, the team needs to improve a lot. In five matches, they have only 8 points in the table, something that’s not even good for PSG’s standard. Messi, who had a very low-key match, needs to prove himself here. Sergio Ramos, as expected, didn't get a chance to mark his debut for the club.
In the post match interview, the Argentine boss said, “We have to improve. I am happy in the process. Things are better than a month ago and much better than two months ago. Little by little the team is going to improve”.
The only problem is that you don’t have time when you coach at a big club. One needs instant success. If the Argentine would have been in a Premier League club, he would have been fired by now and we are serious about it. With the kind of squad he has, he should run past other teams. He has an offer from Manchester United though. After firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club is looking for a new head coach and according to reports, the United board thinks him to be a ‘perfect’ candidate.
Regarding that the 49-year-old said, “We are living in a business that rumours are there, sometimes positive, sometimes negative”.
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