Paris Saint Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Real Madrid’s first equalizer in their Wednesday night tie shouldn’t have stood.

In the lead-up to the goal, Karim Benzema put PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma under pressure and the Italian subsequently gave the ball away. The Argentine felt that Benzema used unfair force and that VAR should have ruled the goal out.

In his post-match interview as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Pochettino said: “It is a foul by Benzema on Donnarumma that was not called. At that moment we became incredibly flustered and that sense of injustice played a dirty trick on us. Those fifteen minutes we didn’t know how to manage our emotions.”

“I can’t explain it. I think we were superior but we didn’t manage to make that count.”

With the loss, the manager was asked about his future at the club in which he said: “We need to remain calm at this point. What needs to happen, will happen. We competed to win and now we have to recover from such a tough blow.”

Pochettino’s future is now under threat at PSG with reports rife that the club hierarchy has decided to part away with him in the summer.


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