Paris Saint-Germain will begin their UEFA Champions League campaign against Club Brugge in Belgium on Wednesday. The French giants are one of the favourites for the title again, but they are up against Manchester City in Group B.
Mauricio pochettino, the head coach, spoke ahead of Tuesday's clash at Jan Breydel Stadium. He was excited about the expectations placed on PSG following the summer arrivals by Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos.
Pochettino stated that "we know that we'll be judged on the results at the conclusion of this season." "All clubs are under pressure, and we all know that the Champions League is a key objective of PSG for many years.
"Maybe we are one the two teams to beat with Chelsea on paper, given our summers as well as the fact that they are the defending champions. But they invested more than PSG so they are the team I would choose. We have hired and now it is time to build the foundations for a great team.
"We are all familiar with pressure, especially at PSG. It is part of the job. Since I was young, soccer has been like this. It is true that people talk more about our team and want to see us play. It's all good for us, but we don't feel any additional pressure.
"Nothing changes. It is crucial to have players such as the ones we have. They all have experience and are able to manage it. We are undoubtedly one of the most successful teams in the world. Let the journalists and fans decide. There are no stars once a match begins. It is all about sacrifice.
Concerning the possibility of Messi being accompanied by Neymar or Kylian Mbappe in PSG colours, Pochettino suggested that Club Brugge would be the first to see the spectacle with Olympique Lyonnais (Ligue 1), to be held this weekend.
The Argentine star trio said that they might see them together during the 90-minutes. It is possible.
Canal+ was told by Leonardo, PSG's sporting director, that Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe are part of the PSG's plans for the next season. However, Leonardo said that the France international has yet to sign a contract beyond next summer. The Brazilian transfer guru insists that his future is still a priority following the failure of Real Madrid's summer.