Mauricio Pochettino on PSG’s draw against Leipzig: “We have to manage the game better.”

Speaking to RMC Sport in the aftermath of the 2-2 draw against Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino indicated that better game management was needed from the team.

After going into half-time 2-1 up thanks to a double from Georginio Wijnaldum, Les Parisiens were pegged back through a last-minute Dominik Szoboszlai penalty after missing a host of chances of their own.

“We saw how facing a team performing well can cause us problems. It’s our fault that we messed up the start of the match, it’s true that we didn’t start well.”

“In the second half, we controlled the game better. The stats show that we have to do better in terms of possession, and most of all we have to manage the game better against teams who can play on the counter like Leipzig. You have to be able to do it all.”

“[On losing first place in the group] It changes nothing. We need to have the desire to go to Manchester to qualify.”