One of the players that seem to have lost when Paris Saint-Germain hired Mauricio Pochettino is Mitchel Bakker. Under former manager Thomas Tuchel, the 20-year-old saw significant playing time. However, the Argentine tactician seems to have favored Layvin Kurzawa over the young defender.
According to L’Equipe, Bakker didn’t like that appreciate that Pochettino had chosen Abdou Diallo to play as left-back during the capital club’s fixture against Dijon FCO after giving Kurzawa the day off.
The French media outlet adds that Bakker exploded at PSG’s coaching staff post-match while undergoing a cool down with the rest of the unused substitutes.
After seeing zero minutes and overlooked by Pochettino, Bakker reportedly booted an advertising board in anger before heading into the dressing room.
Kurzawa did his best to gather his teammate to remain with the group saying, “Mitch, come, come” – Bakker did not retrace his steps and replied, “No, it’s good!” Nonetheless, Bakker appeared again in front of the physical trainers and quickly performed the missing exercises.
The 20-year-old finally apologized to the staff, and it appears as though bygones will be bygones, but it will be interesting to see whether Bakker wants to remain with PSG heading into next season.
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