PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry; Watch video
PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry; Watch video

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Sergio Ramos train together – Ahead of the game against Nantes on Matchday 14 of Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes which be played at 9:30 PM IST, the Paris Saint-Germain manager answered questions from the media.

For the first time, Ex El Classico rivals Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi were pictured training together as teammates ahead of the clash against Nantes in the league. The two were always opposite each other in Real Madrid vs Barcelona & Spain vs Argentina will finally be together in one team.

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video

Mauricio Pochettino had his say on Sergio Ramos’ fitness as the Spaniard has found it difficult to in Paris which has not allowed him to play a single match for the club so far. The last match Sergio Ramos had played in was the 2:0 Semi-Final defeat to Chelsea on May 6th, 2021. Since then his injury has kept him out of International and Club duties.

“For a player like Sergio Ramos, world-class, it’s hard not to be able to do what he loves. But he’s working very hard and we have to be patient. Hopefully, he can be with the group soon”

From being bitter rivals to training together as teammates a lot has changed in the Football world. Just as Ramos has struggled with his injury problems Lionel Messi too has been in the same boat. Although he managed to make his debut and start 4 matches for PSG but still waits for his first goal in the league. He has played a total of 325 minutes in the league.

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video

Mauricio Pochettino in his Press Conference: 

On facing Nantes – “We’re used to seeing opponents come to the Parc des Princes and play with a low block. I spoke to Marco Verratti, who has been at the club for a very long time, and he told me that it’s a real habit. Above all, we need to stop our opponents from thinking that they can win the game. We need to stay alert and make sure that we don’t give our opponents any chance of coming away with the three points.”

On the tight schedule for his players – “We’re focusing on tactics but also on recovery. We’re about to play nine games in four weeks. That’s difficult, but we need to prepare well. We’ll all be working hard together, and we need to give the players the best possible tools for their recovery, which will be key over the next month. There are no more international breaks until March, although the South American players will play two games and the Africa Cup of Nations will take place. That’s difficult, but that’s the case for every club involved. You need to adapt; that’s the reality for a big club.”

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Sergio Ramos train for the first time together as teammates; Pochettino issues injury updates
PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Sergio Ramos train for the first time together as teammates; Pochettino issues injury updates

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video

The Fitness of his players going into the game against Nantes – “We’ve still got a meeting to have with the club’s performance coordinator and chief medical doctor to decide who will be in the squad for tomorrow. We need to take the players’ physical condition into account. Some might be returning from injury, but it isn’t as simple as that, as you need to be fully competitive in a game like the one we’ve got coming up.”

On his Playing Philosophy at PSG – “A team of coaching staff also has to be able to adapt to the club and to what the club wants. We work based on a philosophy that suits everyone, and we also need to work with each player’s characteristics. Every club is different, but all of it must always work in harmony.”

On Neymar Jr’s fitness following his international duty with Brazil – “He had a good training session with the squad, and after today’s meeting, we hope that he can be part of the squad, but that’s still to be decided.”

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video

Pochettino’s Team style and the identity of his team – “You can see certain signs of our identity. You can talk about style and philosophy, but subjectively speaking, the team has an identity. A club like Paris Saint-Germain has its own ideas and has a squad in place, and when it hires a manager, it’s because that coach’s way of doing things can be conveyed to the squad. We’re satisfied because we can see improvement in different areas of the team. The team has a visible identity, and we hope that it will improve and last longer in each game, but we’re seeing progress.”

Update on rest of the PSG players ahead of PSG vs FCN

  • Rafinha is continuing to receive treatment on his right hip and has started running again.
  • Alexandre Letellier will be out for ten days with a thigh problem.
  • Julian Draxler is continuing to receive treatment in the hopes of returning to competitive action within four to five weeks.
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma didn’t train with the squad today due to symptoms of gastroenteritis. He will train at Ooredoo tomorrow in order to make a gradual return to action.

PSG vs Nantes LIVE: Messi and Ramos train together for the first time as teammates after years of rivalry – Watch video