‘Keep Him Away From United’ – What Fans Are Saying About Pochettino After Real Madrid Defeat

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match.

REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Mauricio Pochettino was hailed for his tactics in PSG’s 1-0 first leg win over Real Madrid in February, as the visitors finished the game with zero shots on target to PSG’s eight.

In the second leg, however, the Ligue 1 outfit did what they have done so often in recent years – capitulated right at the end. Now, Pochettino has come under fire for not making the right changes after Gianluigi Donnarumma’s blunder brought Real back into the game.

Before Karim Benzema’s opener, PSG were in control at the Bernabeu, finding several opportunities to extend their lead on counter through Kylian Mbappe.

In the last 20 minutes, while Carlo Ancelotti’s substitutions changed the game in the hosts’ favour, Pochettino gave away the control of possession by bringing on Idrissa Gueye for press resistant Leandro Paredes.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss’ future at PSG is now under threat, further increasing the possibility of him becoming Manchester United’s next manager. But it seems, not many fans are on board with the suggestion.



While Pochettino’s in-game management was disappointing, it’s important to note PSG were the better side over the two legs. But it’s a result business and the Argentine, at least for the next few days, will only be judged by the 2-3 aggregate.

However, the United hierarchy shouldn’t make such an important decision based on one result, and neither should PSG, who sacked Thomas Tuchel mid-season only for him to go and win the Champions League with Chelsea.