Video: Mauricio Pochettino Says Mauro Icardi Brings ‘Balance’ to the Squad

Paris Saint-Germain will wrap up their 2021 calendar year with their final matchup against FC Lorient. However, the capital club will be without their star forward Kylian Mbappé, who is suspended for the match. 

As a result, Les Parisiens will count on Mauro Icardi to help provide them with some goals Wednesday night. During Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference with the media, the Argentine tactician spoke about giving the 28-year-old a vote of confidence by giving him more minutes. 

“Obviously, he may not have participated as much as he would have thought or would have liked, due to various and varied circumstances. But as I always say, all the players are important, in this case also Mauro, in the balance of a group,” Pochettino said. 

“Mauro’s characteristics make him a surface player who shoots and scores goals. It is an essential player profile in any squad. And I still say that the teams are not made up of 11 players, but of a squad that must be balanced; and in this precise case, Mauro participates in this group balance.”

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