Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has
found himself under more pressure, with Lionel Messi’s
camp questioning his tactical acumen, L’Equipe reports.
They believe his game plan is “too restrictive”.
Pochettino has struggled to impress with the Ligue 1 team
despite having a star-studded side at his disposal.
Messi has scored just one league goal this season and his
camp have now taken aim at the manager in private.
Despite currently topping the table by 11 points, PSG have
been heavily criticised for their poor, uninspiring
They were recently forced to settle for a draw against
Lens and Nice.
A trident of Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have often
failed to click and Pochettino has not settled on his ideal
line-up, having not played the same starting XI more than
once this campaign.
The team’s style of play has also been described as being
‘restrictive’ – and their inability to transition to counter-
attacks and get the most out of their talented forwards is
another reason why former Tottenham boss Pochettino is
There are also concerns inside PSG’s dressing room that
their manager is not harsh enough, as he “strives on a daily
basis” to avoid arguments and show “consideration”.
It is indeed believed Pochettino has “lost credit” with parts
of his team as a result of his soft approach.