PSG’s Pochettino wants to win the Champions League title with a French club

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he and his team have what it takes to help the club win their first Champions League title one day, despite their recent slump against Real Madrid.

PSG won the first leg of their Round of 16 tie 1-0 at home before losing 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg, another notable failure after past slumps against Barcelona and Manchester United.

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After Pochettino arrived over a year ago, they reached the Champions League semi-finals but lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille while showing a lack of character and style of play.

“We are competitive by nature. This kind of challenge is exciting to take on… Giving the opportunity to fight again for this [Champions League] title, it’s exciting,” Pochettino told a press conference on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s Ligue 1 trip to Monaco.

“Beyond the sadness, giving PSG the opportunity to fight to achieve its objectives is always a great challenge. And yes, we feel capable of it. Afterwards, it’s a question of exchanges. We will have to s sit down with the club to discuss.” . To find the best formula. To see the vision, the future, the ideas, the project.”

It’s unclear whether Pochettino will be the coach leading PSG to another Champions League title bid as speculation mounts that he could be replaced at the end of the season. Sources have told ESPN he is wanted by Manchester United.

“We will analyze everything at the end of the season,” he said. “We will see at the end of the season [if I stay]. It will be the decision of the club.”

PSG lead Ligue 1 with 65 points from 28 games, 15 points ahead of second-placed Marseille, who host third-placed Nice on Sunday.

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