PARIS – Coach Mauricio Pochettino gave a painful assessment regarding Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) 2-3 defeat to Lorient in Ligue 1 . He described his team’s appearance as an “accident”.
PSG got the opportunity to return to the top of the Ligue 1 standings on Sunday (31/1/2021). It almost happened as Neymar’s two second-half penalties hit back at Lorient’s goal by Laurent Abergel.
Unfortunately, Yoane Wissa scored a superb solo goal in the 80th minute, before Terem Moffi, who was also a substitute in the match, broke into the PSG defensive area without being overtaken which saw Lorient seal the full points in injury time.
“We never follow the rhythm of the match, except when we score a goal which makes the position 2-1. We are very sad about this result,” complained the Argentine coach reported by skysport.
Pochettino admitted PSG’s poor game helped Lorient to score two goals before the match. “We were very slow in the game and gave Lorient a lot of options. We wanted to do something else, but we didn’t make it,” he continued.
This is PSG’s first defeat since appointing Pochettino as the successor to Princess Thomas Touche of Parc des. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach admits there is still a lot of work to be done. He tries to form a team according to his specifications.
“This is a matter of collective coordination. At 2-2, we wanted to pursue victory, which led to trouble and ended in our defeat. We continue to look for improvements, to work, “he said again.
“This was an accident, as can happen in football. We hope to be better in the next game, “concluded Pochettino.