Ander Herrera revealed how Paris Saint-Germain has improved under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
PSG has had multiple strong wins over the course of Pochettino’s early tenure with the club. The Argentine manager recently led PSG to UEFA Champions League tie wins against Barcelona and Bayern Munich coupled with the Coupe de France knockout stage win over Lille OSC.
Herrera has not been much of a regular under Pochettino with injuries playing a factor into this. Still, the Spanish midfielder much respects the work that Pochettino has put into rejuvenating the side.
Herrera detailed to the Spanish-based outlet Marca on Pochettino’s run with the club so far.
“Physically, he demands more from you in the 90 minutes,” Herrera exclaimed. “He wants possession, but not possession for possession’s sake. He wants the team to go for the opponent’s goal, more direct. Tuchel, with whom I also learned a lot, liked possession more.
“Now, if the opponent has the ball, we don’t get desperate because we know that with any steal we can do damage. We have very good passers like Verratti or Draxler, fast players like Mbappé, Neymar, Di Maria and Kean and others with finishing like Sarabia.”
PSG could still finish off the campaign as a treble-winner, which would be an accomplishment to marvel at for Herrera.
“Last year we already made history,” Herrera said. “We won all the French competitions, something that had never been achieved before, and we were runners-up in Europe.
“What seems unfair to me is that at the beginning of every season, PSG is the only team in the world that has the obligation to win the Champions League. We should not burden ourselves with a responsibility that other teams do not have.”
PSG would need to turn around its Champions League tie with Manchester City if it aspires to still finish the campaign with three trophy wins this season.
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