- PSG on Tuesday night, September 28, recorded a win over Manchester City in the Champions League
- Pochettino was elated with the result as the Argentine hailed fellow countryman Lionel Messi for scoring first goal
- Lionel Messi who joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer will now hope to continue scoring for his club this term
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Pochettino who is the gaffer of Paris Saint-Germain has agreed with Lionel Messi that collective responsibility helped them to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 2-0 on Tuesday night, September 28.
Having played five games without netting for Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi eventually scored for his new club against Manchester City in which all his fans celebrated the achievement.
Idrissa Gueye opening scoring for Paris Saint-Germain in the 8th minutes before Lionel Messi's stunner in the second half gave Pochettino and his men the three points against the Citizens.
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Mauricio Pochettino's reaction
"I think the team put in a good performance. We were able to take the pressure during the difficult periods of the game, against a very good Manchester City side.
"We were able to play, to attack when it was needed."
Lionel Messi on the other hand also supported the statement of his manager stressing that he wanted to win with Paris Saint-Germain against the Citizens from England.
Lionel Messi's reaction
"I really wanted to get out there. I haven't played much. I'm still getting used to my teammates, the team, and today was an important moment."
Pep Guardiola praises Marco Verratti after UCL defeat
Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported how Marco Verratti who is an Italian footballer playing for Paris Saint-Germain has earned himself accolades from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola following his performance in the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola and his wards traveled to Paris with the hopes of them getting a good result against the French giants, but they were unable to even score a goal against their opponents.
Idrissa Gueye and Argentine forward Lionel Messi scored the two goals that gave Paris Saint-Germain the maximum three points against the Premier League champions.
Lionel Messi in the Champions League game against Manchester City also netted his first goal for his new side and football fraternities have been praising the Argentine.
But despite the impressive show of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar against his wards in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola was concerned about that of Marco Verratti.