Pochettino blames his players, Champions League after 3-0 defeat to Monaco

Mauricio Pochettino has blamed his Paris Saint-Germain players for their 3-0 defeat to Monaco in the French Ligue1 on Sunday. PSG suffered the humiliating defeat to Monaco, eleven days after their Champions League exit and Pochettino noted that their defeat to Real Madrid has “done a lot of damage”.

Pochettino blames his players, Champions League after 3-0 defeat to Monaco
Mauricio Pochettino has blamed his Paris Saint-Germain players for their 3-0 defeat to Monaco in the French Ligue1 on Sunday. PSG suffered the humiliating defeat to Monaco, eleven days after their Champions League exit and Pochettino noted that their defeat to Real Madrid has “done a lot of damage”. He said the way the players started the game in the first half was totally unacceptable, adding that he was disappointed. PSG were beaten 3-0 by Monaco on Sunday, 11 days after they were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid. Wissam Ben Yedder scored a brace for Monaco and Kevin Volland was also on target to shock the Ligue 1 leaders. “I’m disappointed with the way we started the game. It’s unacceptable. At this level, you can’t start a game the way we did. “We can be happy going into half-time at only 1-0 down because they could have had two or three. “In the second half, it was better, we created chances but we paid for our first half. I think it’s really not acceptable to start a match the way we did. “It’s clear that the Champions League has done a lot of damage. “The team should clearly let go of all that. It’s stopping us from expressing our best productivity,” he said. Mauricio Pochettino, a former Tottenham manager, has been widely reported to take over as the next permanent manager of Manchester United. Pochettino is seen as a possible replacement for interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, who is expected to leave the managerial role at the end of the season. But the Argentine would face competition from Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag and most recently, Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea who may be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer following the sanction against the Blues’ owner, Roman Abramovich by the United Kingdom government.