Pochettino identifies Chelsea as PSG’s ‘team to beat’ in the Champions League in snub to Man Utd and City


PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged defending European champions Chelsea as the ‘group to beat’ in the Champions League.

In doing so, the former Tottenham supervisor failed to degree out final yr’s finalists Manchester City, as efficiently as Manchester United who now have Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reigning champions Chelsea are the group to beat – claims PochCredit: Getty
Pochettino believes Chelsea are one of the favourites to win the Champions League this year
Pochettino believes Chelsea are thought-about one in all the favourites to win the Champions League this yrCredit: GETTY IMAGES

The Paris Saint-Germain chief furthermore acknowledged, on paper, his aspect are thought-about one in all the favourites.

However, irrespective of signing megastars such as Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos this summer season season, PSG want to ‘flip correct right into a bunch’ before they get their fingers on the Champions League trophy.

Pochettino acknowledged: “It’s doable that Chelsea and ourselves are the two groups to beat on paper, our squads, nonetheless Chelsea are the holders in order that they’re the group to beat considerably after strengthening their squad.

“We’re not a team yet. We are a club that has recruited many players this summer.

“There are some big names nonetheless we now have to flip correct right into a bunch. We know that we’ll be judged at the finish of the season on our outcomes.

“The pressure is there for all the clubs and we know that for a number of years, the Champions League is PSG’s main objective.”


PSG final obtained proper right here shut to Champions League glory as soon as extra in 2020, nonetheless they misplaced the last in Lisbon 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

And the Parisians kick-start their group stage promoting and advertising advertising marketing campaign on Wednesday night time in opposition to Belgian aspect Club Brugge.

Group stage rivals Manchester City furthermore play tonight, dealing with RB Leipzig at the Etihad.

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