Author: drazek

Pochettino pleads for time at PSG but he might not need it

Paris (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has repeatedly said he needs time to put his mark on Paris Saint-Germain and it was always going to be a case of getting through the first few months unscathed. The Argentine was hired as the man to win the Champions League for the Qatar-owned club after predecessor Thomas Tuchel took them to last season’s final only to lose to Bayern Munich. Three months on from his appointment on an initial 18-month deal and he remains on course to deliver European success, possibly at the cost of missing out on the Ligue 1 title,...

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‘Teacher’s pet’ Mount emerges as Tuchel’s star pupil

London (AFP) – Harshly derided as a “teacher’s pet” earlier this season, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount heads into Tuesday’s Champions League showdown against Porto firmly established as Thomas Tuchel’s star pupil. Despite an impressive rise to prominence over the last 18 months, Mount has had to endure jibes from critics who claimed he was only given a chance because he was a favourite of Frank Lampard. Mount played for Lampard on loan at Derby in the 2018-19 campaign and was given his Premier League debut under Lampard once he took over at Chelsea the following season. With Lampard forced...

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