Paris St-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino says it would take some time for his formidable attacking trio to shine.
The trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, dubbed the “MNM”, disappointed in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge on Wednesday in their 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League opening match.
Messi hit the woodwork on his first start with PSG but he failed to add to his 120 goals in the competition, while Neymar was hugely disappointing.
Kylian Mbappe limped off the pitch injured after setting up Ander Herrera for the opening goal.
It was the first time the three attacking players were together on the field and they couldn’t find a winning against a compact Belgian side.
“It requires time for them to shine together,” said Pochettino.
“It requires work. I had made it clear that we’re not a team yet, we have to work for this.”
“We needed more consistency and more fluidity. We made too many mistakes,” Pochettino explained.
“But, in spite of all this, I’m satisfied with the players. We have to keep calm and keep working.”
PSG are two points behind Manchester City who demolished RB Leipzig 6-3.