Mauricio Pochettino: “We need to congratulate the players for their sense of sacrifice.”

Speaking to RMC Sport, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino delighted in a bounce-back victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions’ League following the loss in Ligue 1 to Lille suffered at the weekend.

I am happy with the result, the attitude of the team which found itself in difficult situations against the best team in Europe. We need to congratulate the players for their sense of sacrifice, we are looking to repeat these sorts of performances. When you win, it is easier to explain your decisions, everyone thinks that you made good choices. But the merit comes back to the players, they are the key actors, it is their quality that we need to shine a light on. There was a lot of sacrifice tonight. But we still have another match, 90 minutes to play, the result in the 1st leg is favourable but the 2nd leg will be difficult, we know.”

On Marquinhos:

He felt a pain in his adductors. We hope that it is not serious and that he will rapidly be available. We hope that our performance in the 2nd leg will be better than the one we had vs Barcelona, that is what we want. But there is always a mountain of elements to take into account to obtain a result.

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