MAURICIO POCHETTINO admitted he is going through a ‘sad situation’ at PSG after Lionel Messi and Neymar were booed.
The attacking superstars were jeered by their own supporters before beating Bordeaux 3-0 to go 15 points clear in Ligue 1.
Mauricio Pochettino admitted he is going through a ‘sad situation’ at PSGCredit: Getty
But PSG fans vented their anger before the match at Messi and Neymar following their midweek defeat to Real Madrid.
The French giants squandered a two goal advantage to lose 3-2 on aggregate in Madrid, with Karim Benzema scoring a hat-trick.
But it was summer signing and ex-Barcelona star Messi, 34, as well as Brazilian Neymar, 30, who faced the wrath of the fans.
Pochettino told Canal+”No, for me it’s unfair. We all deserve this anger from the fans, not just Neymar and Messi, they are two world-class players.
“They must therefore be respected. When we lose or win, it’s always as a team.
“My feeling of the match? Very difficult. We can understand the frustration, the disappointment of our supporters.
“We feel the same and we are all together in this immense frustration of not going further in the Champions League.
“The whistles? It was for everyone. We are a team, we are all together. It’s a really sad situation.
“The focus is to win the title. The situation is difficult, we are not going to change the past.
“I have to try to concentrate and win the title but also the next matches.”
Pochettino’s admission comes with the Argentine still heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer.
Old Trafford bosses are searching for a long-term successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked in November.
Ralf Rangnick has taken temporary charge until the end of the summer but is not believed to be in line to continue his role next year.
Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and even Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel are also linked with United.
Lionel Messi and Neymar were booed by PSG fansCredit: Rex