Hugo Lloris Comes to the Defense of Mauricio Pochettino After PSG Is Eliminated in the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has been on the receiving end of criticism this season. The Argentine boss appears to be on the way out after the capital club crashed out in the UEFA Champions League in the Round of 16 against Real Madrid.

At his news conference, Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris spoke with the media and was asked about his former manager having a tough time in the French capital.

Lloris stated that the issues at PSG can’t be put solely on one person; nonetheless, he does add it’s hard to be objective considering his relationship with Pochettino.

“It’s hard for me to be objective about my relationship with Mauricio. Obviously, at PSG, the problem does not come from a single person,” Lloris said. Afterward, it’s the very high level; that’s how it is, but what saddens me is that PSG is above the Real for 150 minutes out of 180.”

“There is half an hour where it balances out, and the rest where Paris loses track… Afterward, Karim, that evening, is immense. It’s hard to qualify this performance, but it is worthy of the greatest.”

Pochettino appears to have a landing spot ready should his time in Paris come to an end. The Argentine is linked as one of the favorites to get the job with the Red Devils for next season. However, he will need to beat out Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to land the position at Old Trafford.

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