PSG: Barthez deplores the management of goalkeepers

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Throughout the season, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has decided to alternate between his two goalkeepers Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas. With this management, the former goalkeeper of the France team Fabien Barthez was not surprised by the error of the Italian against Real Madrid (1-0, 1-3) in the Champions League.

“In a way, what happened to him makes sense. He wins the Euros, he is full of confidence, he arrives in Paris and we put him in competition with Navas. I respect the coaches a lot, I respect Pochettino a lot and I know how difficult this job is, but putting two goalkeepers of this level in competition does not help the team. What message do you send to your goalkeepers? What psychological dispositions do you place them in? Who do you really care about? confidence for the big meetings? What do the outfield players say to each other? You instill doubt in everyone. And then, it’s the competition that makes you progress, not the training. A guy like Donnarumma – or Navas besides – he has to play. What happened at Real is the consequence of all that”, analyzed Barthez for the daily L’Equipe this Sunday.

Read 3.719 times – by Damien Da Silva on 04/03/2022 at 09:42



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