Mauricio Pochettino was happy with the effort made against Saint-Etienne by his Paris Saint-Germain team, but he knows there are plenty of changes to be made.
In Pochettino’s opening game in charge, PSG worked for a 1-1 draw, with the former Tottenham manager having replaced Thomas Tuchel.
Thanks to Lille’s loss to Anger, the Ligue 1 champions moved up to second but are three points behind Lyon’s leaders.
Saint-Etienne capitalized on the error of Idrissa Gueye to take the lead, but Romain Hamouma’s opener was canceled by Moise Kean’s eighth league goal of the season.
After the break, Denis Bouanga hit the crossbar for Saint-Etienne, while Kean snatched at a decent chance and Angel Di Maria forced Jessy Moulin into action in the second half as the spoils were shared on Wednesday with what was PSG’s only shot on goal.
“I am happy with the efforts of the players,” Pochettino told Telefoot.
“We’ve been trying to set up various ideas since our first day. I am pleased with their efforts, with their attitude. It’s just the beginning. They [the employees] have to adapt to us and we have to adapt to them. To get to know each other better, there is work to be done. In many cases, particularly with the ball, we had to improve, but it was difficult because the training was very brief.
Since we are PSG and we want to win, I am frustrated. But there wasn’t much time we had to plan for the match. We still have a lot of things to improve, to develop. This is not the result that we wanted.”