Former Actual Madrid and Manchester United attacker, Angel Di Maria was withdrawn throughout Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Nantes on Sunday March 14, after he acquired information that his dwelling had been robbed with members of his household current.
Di Maria had performed nicely and was serving to PSG push to take the lead again when the membership’s sporting director Leonardo signalled communication to Pochettino on the sidelines.
Pochettino instantly withdrew Di Maria and went with him into the dressing room earlier than returning minutes later to supervise the remainder of his facet’s match.
PSG gamers appeared shaken by the information therefore their depth diminished through the recreation they usually in the end misplaced as in addition they heard on the finish of the sport that team-mate Marquinhos’ dad and mom had additionally been victimised by dwelling intruders.
Years again Di Maria’s household was left traumatized by a theft incident throughout his time at Manchester United .
“It isn’t an excuse however there was a drop in power,” Pochettino stated after the match.
“We talked about issues aside from soccer after the sport within the locker room.”
“The reality is that the primary interval we managed the match, however after the equalizer, we had hassle and we weren’t sturdy sufficient to hold onto this match.”