Pochettino He is a soccer man, one of those who analyze for work but also for pleasure. Whenever he can, he sees Tottenham and details of the Premier are not lost on him. Nor from Spain: “I’m following Real Madrid closely,” he admitted, a month away from facing the Ancelotti in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. With so many expectations for this tie, the Argentine coach knows by heart the strengths and weaknesses of his rival.
Meanwhile, however, Brest awaits him tomorrow. A match for which Pochettino confirmed the absence of Messi. The man from Rosario is feeling better but still has some fatigue after overcoming the coronavirus and is not 100%: “He is still under the supervision of the medical area but I hope he can rejoin the group soon,” said the PSG coach who also does not have Neymar, who continues with the rehabilitation and who awaits in good conditions next month.
Neither Messi neither Neymar They will be summoned with Argentina and Brazil, respectively, on the FIFA date at the end of January. PSG has negotiated with the two federations and has agreed that both can rest taking advantage of the fact that they have confirmed their presence in the World Cup in Qatar. Anyway, Pochettino He did not take it for granted: “There is no decision made yet,” he stressed, although it is unofficial that one and the other will remain in Paris.
Tomorrow might be a good chance for you Sergio Ramos be a starter after not participating for a minute against Lyon. Nevertheless, Pochettino He gave no clues: “He has not competed for many months and you have to give him minutes little by little. Sometimes it is more important to give continuity to a footballer who comes out of an injury in training than many minutes of play, “he explained Pochettino, which will once again include young people like Michut or Xavi Simons.