LIGUE 1 - PSG, Pochettino: "Donnarumma or Navas? Not decided yet"
Apparently tense nerves at PSG on the eve of the match against Manchester City. Mauricio Pochettino, however, denies the rumors of a not so peaceful atmosphere in the locker room, starting with the disagreements between Mbappé and Neymar. But the question of the day is whether or not Messi will play:
"We will play against one of the best teams in the world. Leo will be available and trained. The fact is that we are a team under construction; tomorrow we will play against City, led by best coach in the world, who dreams of winning the Champions League like us. This club has only fifty years of history; City are favorites but it's still a football match and anything can happen. "
Will Donnarumma play? How do you manage the rivalry between the goalkeepers? "I'm not saying who will play. We have great goalkeepers and all great goalkeepers adapt to the demands of the coaching staff. We are happy with what they are doing so far. PSG is a special club, living in special conditions."
Is Marco Verratti ready? "He has trained well in the last few days. He could come back, you will see the call-ups".
There has been a lot of talk about substitutions: that of Leo Messi against Lyon, that of Kylian Mbappé on Saturday against Montpellier: is the group calm? "Yes, the team is calm. The players are calm, they train well. There is a good atmosphere. I repeat: we are in a special club and we have to accept the fact that we live in special, different situations. They have to understand it. But the group lives. very well and is very balanced ".
Is the adaptation of Messi complicated? "He has spent twenty years in Barcelona. There is a need for him to get used to the new environment, for him to feel at home."
Can you assure yourself that what happened between Mbappé and Neymar was a minor episode? "They are fantastic guys. In football it can happen between teammates. The goal is to win; the episode made a lot of noise outside, but internally nothing happened. The two talked to each other, I also talked to them and in workout laughed ".