Paris Saint-Germain will travel to the Orange Vélodrome for the latest installment of Le Classique against Olympique de Marseille.
Ahead of the match, capital club Mauricio Pochettino discussed what the matchup means when the two biggest clubs in France clash during his press conference with the media, where Canal Supporters relayed his comments. Having played and now manage in the rivalry, Pochettino understands what this match signifies for Les Parisien supporters.
“It’s a thing of the past for us. We want to win the game and the players too. There were problems in the first leg. You don’t have to think about that, you don’t want a complicated atmosphere on the pitch, there is a rivalry, but we always have to keep it in the context of football. We only want to win because it is essential for the players, the supporters, and everyone at the club,” Pochettino said.
“These matches are always unique; we want to make a great match. For us, the most important thing is to focus on winning this game. It is a match for which we know the sporting rivalry. You also have to be responsible and focused on winning this match.”
Earlier in the season, Marseille picked up their first win over PSG in nearly a decade, and Pochettino’s squad leveled things in their Trophée des Champions victory. This weekend’s game will be the rubber much barring any meeting in the Coupe de France.
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