After not being able to register a win in their first Champions League encounter against Club Brugge, Mauricio Pochettino’s team have a big task on their end to seal their place in the knockout stage as they lock horns against RB Leipzig on Matchday 3. However ahead of this clash, Argentinian striker, Mauro Icardi has been surrounded with yet another romantic scandal as per the accusation of his wife and agent. As a result of which, the 28-year-old has been given time off training.
Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara discovered some intimate messages sent between her husband, Mauro Icardi, and China Suarez, a model from Argentina. The situation escalated on Saturday afternoon as Wanda Nara wrote on social media, ‘another family that you have ruined for a bitch’.
Ahead of PSG’s game against German side, Leipzig, manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the availability of his Argentine striker, given the drama surrounding his private life. The manager responded by stating that such everyone will know the concerned decision an evening before the match.
Mauricio Pochettino on Mauro Icardi’s availability against RB Leipzig
“Due to the international triple-header commitment, we haven’t had the desired preparation for this kind of match,” PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino explained in his pre-match press conference as quoted by Marca.
“Due to personal problems, Mauro Icardi hasn’t been able to train today, but is in tomorrow’s squad. Tonight we will analyse the situation and see if he can be with the group.”
Later, Pochettino was asked questions upon the German team heading into the encounter on matchday 3. He responded by stating, “I think that both Leipzig and us need the victory. It’s clear that RB Leipzig are a team with a lot of energy, with high-quality and aggressive offensive players who are going to seek the best result. We must have very good defensive organisation, work in an intelligent way in possession and make sure that their transitions don’t cause us problems.”
Having said that, after 2 matches, Paris Saint Germain are on top of Group A after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the previous encounter. On the other hand, RB Leipzig is the more desperate team at the moment as they have not managed to register any points infront of their name after the first two group games. Yet now as the action moves to Parc des Princes, it will be interesting to see how Jesse Marsch’s team cope against the star-studded French giants.