He wrote it in English on his Instagram account however all PSG supporters could have simply translated the message: “When you’re in Paris, you understand the which means of the Classic. “Accompanying these few words with photos of some of the six clasicos he played when he played in central defense of PSG between 2001 and 2003, Mauricio Pochettino, the successor of Thomas Tuchel hit the nail on the head.
“I bear in mind these conferences completely,” he said on the eve of the Champions Trophy, this Wednesday, in Lens (9 pm). All the games were very special. For the players, the fans, the club. Football is a sport of emotions. We realize with the health situation how much we miss the fans. The importance of this match, I had already felt it in my time. »Feedback on intense matches played by Mauricio Pochettino, player version.
February 17, 2001, OM-PSG (1-0), 27th day of Ligue 1
For his first match against Marseille, Pochettino, freshly arrived in the January transfer window from Espanyol Barcelona, lost at the Vélodrome.
His note in Le Parisien: “5.5. Positioned right stopper, the Argentine international dismissed a number of balls with his head. He committed himself without restraint to be respected, which earned him a warning (9th) for a tackle on Stankovic. “
November 29, 2001, PSG-OM (0-0), sixteenth day of Ligue 1
In Luis Fernandez’s 3-4-2-1, the Parisians dominate the assembly however fail to search out the fault.
His notice in Le Parisien: “5.5. Some pointless errors and troublesome raises on account of usually static teammates who didn’t supply him a lot alternative. The Argentine nonetheless stays a pillar of the staff. “
April 12, 2002, OM-PSG (1-0), 32nd day of Ligue 1
In this match where Pochettino is associated with El Karkouri, PSG came to defend the 0-0. The entry into play of Ronaldinho on the hour mark does not change anything.
His note in Le Parisien: “5.5. Cornerstone of defense, he rigorously occupied the left zone of the defensive axis. Small technical faults in the reminders. “
October 26, 2002, PSG-OM (3-0), twelfth day of Ligue 1
Luis Fernandez lined up an uncommon 4-4-2 with a shock: Ogbeche began left lane. This offensive possibility disturbs the Marseillais. Led by a large Ronaldinho, the Parisians grasp their topic.
His notice in Le Parisien: “6.5. Axial defender, he masterfully led the defensive system. Rude in duels, he introduced his customary safety. Warned at the 66th. “
January 25, 2003, PSG-OM (2-1 ap), Round of 16 of the Coupe de France
PSG wins thanks to a goal from Fiorèse in overtime. In a spectacular match marked by the expulsions of Marseillais Dos Santos, Parisian El Karkouri and the decisive entry into play of Ronaldinho.
His note in Le Parisien: “6.5. He quickly unlocks the match with a nice uncrossed header (14th). Warned (18th), he, over the minutes, pushed back the defense and allowed OM to return to the game. “
March 9, 2003, OM-PSG (0-3), thirtieth day of Ligue 1
For his final at the Vélodrome, Pochettino achieved his greatest clasico in a staff carried by a Ronaldinho in a state of grace.
His notice in Le Parisien: “7. Very concentrated, the Parisian captain managed his protection magnificently. Precious in the air, he – ultimately – shared the serenity that emanates from his expertise. “