'We're Not a Team Yet,' Claims PSG Manager Mauricio Pochettino

Arjun Singh Devgan
PSG have been labelled as favourites to win the 2021/22 Champions League
PSG have been labelled as favourites to win the 2021/22 Champions League / John Berry/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that he has not yet turned his stellar cast of players into a "team", after the Ligue 1 giants have been labelled as the team to beat in the Champions League.

PSG completed arguably the biggest signing in football history when they landed Lionel Messi from Barcelona on a free transfer, which means that they now have a formidable attacking trio with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe joining him as part of their front line.

"We're not a team yet. We are a club that has recruited many players this summer. There are some big names but we have to turn into a team. We are a group of players who need to achieve results. There's a feeling that we're (PSG and Chelsea) the two teams to beat but Chelsea are the holders so they're the team to beat especially after strengthening their squad," Pochettino said ahead of their game against Club Brugge.

Pochettino admitted that he has not yet decided whether all three of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe will start on Wednesday and it will be interesting to see how the team perform if the trio does start on the night.

PSG reached the Champions League semi-finals last season and were runners up in 2020 but have never won Europe's elite club competition.