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Ligue 1: Lorient vs PSG

Lorient vs PSG 

In their first start together under the Argentine coach, they together made a 4-0 victory over Montpellier. Mbappe scored a double, Neymar and Icardi also scored, and Di Maria also helped create. 

It was Pochettino's fifth match as PSG head coach. In the previous four games, he was unable to assemble his favorite quartet under his predecessor, Thomas Tuchel, due to an injury to Neymar, and Icardi faced fierce competition from Moise Kean. The Italian striker only won the main kick in the last match against Montpellier after playing well against Brest (1 goal, 1 assist).

With the quartet mentioned above, Pochettino's PSG operates no different from Tuchel's PSG. In the 4-4-2 diagram (and 4-2-3-1 variation), the central midfielder Verratti - Paredes is in charge of the midfield and the task of getting on the ball, arranging the attack belongs to Neymar, Di Maria and Mbappe, Icardi above. In the 4-0 victory over Montpellier, these four players easily found a common voice. Pochettino is inheriting the squad and a valuable legacy from his predecessor.

Due to Verratti infected with Covid-19, the one who paired with Paredes in the match against Lorient tonight will be Gana Gueye who is only good at defense. PSG's ability to control the ball and attack organization will be affected because of the lack of Verratti. In that situation, the role of the quartet Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe, Icardi becomes even more important. To be blunt, Gueye and Paredes will give the ball the fastest way to Neymar or Di Maria.

So it is difficult to wait for any bold mark from Pochettino at this time. PSG only needs the attacking quartet to play properly, right ... the habit is to destroy any opponent in Ligue 1. Lorient with the defense conceding at least 2 goals / game in the last 6 rounds is difficult. fend off the defending champion.