‘We Are Unaffected By This Past’ — Pochettino on Ignoring Outside Noise About PSG’s Previous Champions League Collapses

As Paris Saint-Germain heads into the second leg of its UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Barcelona, there has been plenty of talk regarding a potential comeback from the Catalan giants in this tie.

PSG has had a history of Champions League collapses, which has had many supporters show concern over whether another one may be brewing.

For Pochettino, he is not interested in the narrative regarding PSG’s past Champions League struggles.

As he told AFP (via Goal), the Argentine manager is not paying attention to this outside noise ahead of PSG’s upcoming return match against Barca.

“We are unaffected by this past, staying focused on the past limits your future possibilities,” Pochettino said.

“We come with new energy, that we have the potential to remain in contention in the Champions League. In football, conviction brings you closer to victory.”

Pochettino is well committed to winning the Champions League in his current managerial run with PSG. Overall, he wants his side to go the extra mile to claim a victory in this competition.

“Clearly, it is the ambition of the club that of the win,” Pochettino said. “There are a lot of other teams that want to win it, it’s not that easy. We are aware of our responsibility, and we will fight to the death to achieve it.

“With Tottenham, we went to the final after five years of work, the time to create a structure that can allow us these. We have been in Paris for two months, that made a big difference. It was another project in Paris in recent years, today we are seeing how to create our own.

“It’s a different job than at Tottenham, but the goal remains the same, to win.”

PSG will be looking to clinch the Champions League tie win over Barca and move on ahead to the quarterfinal round of the competition.

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