LIGUE 1 - Pochettino on Marseille rivalry: should exist only on the field

24.10.2021 00:10 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGUE 1 - Pochettino on Marseille rivalry: should exist only on the field
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Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of Paris Saint-Germain, stated on Saturday that he hopes the enmity between his team and Marseille is displayed "only on the field" ahead of their match this weekend.

In a season marked by fan disturbances in France's top flight, PSG travels to the Velodrome on Sunday.

On Friday, Marseille president Pablo Longoria warned his fans that if an off-field incident occurred, the club would be severely penalized.

Due to the problems, Parisians have been prohibited from traveling south.

"I wish and hope, for the good of football and everyone, that there will be no type of problem and that we can play a football match with the rivalry that exists and the tension of a football game, but only on the field," former Spurs boss Pochettino said.

"Like every derby, there is pride and emotion together, we know what it means for our fans, us the staff, and the players.

"They are matches unlike others," he added.