Paris Saint-Germain are supposed to be one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season but their forward line of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe failed to make their mark against Club Brugge.
And now Mauricio Pochettino has declared his star-studded attacking trio must offer far more going forward after being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw.
“We know we have to improve. That's not the problem for me,” the PSG boss told reporters after the match.
“I'm happy with the defensive effort of the attackers. We have to be stronger in other areas of the game. [We] Need to compete, to know each other, to understand each other, to play together to succeed all three but that was not the problem tonight.
“We weren't strong enough in a Champions League match. We are not happy with the result and the performance, we know we have to do better.
“We have a magnificent group of players, we now have to find a defensive and offensive organisation. We need time.”
Asked about the lack of connection between the debuting forward trident, Pochettino added: “We need time to work for them to build an understanding. That’s been clear and we’ve said that in recent days. We still have to create a team.”
PSG's next Champions League fixture pits them against Manchester City later this month after Pep Guardiola's side stamped their authority on Group A with a stunning 6-3 win over RB Leipzig.
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