Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has admitted that he is ‘tired’.
Pochettino said this while reflecting on how PSG was eliminated from the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid a few days ago in Spain.
Recall that PSG were 2-0 up in the last-16 tie with just under half an hour to play at Real Madrid before Karim Benzema’s hat-trick inside 18 minutes turned the tie on its head.
Pochettino’s men had been cruising following earlier goals by Kylian Mbappe but, despite controlling large stages of both legs, failed to hang on.
And Pochettino has now confessed that it is hard for him to sleep at night.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of PSG’s clash against Bordeaux on Sunday, Pochettino was quoted by GetFootballNewsFrance as saying: “How do I feel? It p***** me off.
“It p***** me off because if you break it down, for the first leg and 60 minutes of the second leg, the team were superior. Maybe we deserved to lead by more goals and the way in which it was taken from us, it really p***** me off – excuse my language.”
The former Tottenham manager added, “It leaves a really painful mark and it’s hard to move on. I’m angry, tired… It’s hard to sleep at night but we have a responsibility to continue.”