Reacting to his team’s 1-1 draw against Club Brugge tonight, Mauricio Pochettino concluded that his star-studded forward line needed more time to gel together, after a misfiring performance in Belgium.
His words transcribed in RMC Sport, the Argentine indicated, however, that the result was not down to the Messi-Mbappé-Neymar trio’s difficulties, but rather a lack of solidity across the team.
“We know we have to improve. That’s not an issue for me. I’m happy with the forwards’ defensive work. We need to be tougher in other sectors of play. They need playing time to get to know and understand each other; to play together to succeed, but that wasn’t the issue tonight.”
“We weren’t solid enough for a Champions League match. We’re not happy with the result or the performance, we know we have to do better. We have a magnificent group of players, what we need to do now is find a defensive and offensive structure. We need time.”