PSG Manager Mauricio Pochettino Speaks on Playing With Jay Jay Okocha at the French Club ▷ Nigeria news


  • Mauricio Pochettino has described playing with legends like Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha and Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho as amazing
  • Pochettino played as a central defender for the club about two decades ago alongside midfield partners Okocha and Ronaldinho
  • The manager stated that playing at the Parc des Princes brought about so many memories, as he shares the moments in an interview

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the moment he began his playing career at the French club, saying there were memories.

Poch featured in 70 Ligue 1 matches and scored four goals the Parisians between 2001 and 2003 – a time when superstars such as Jay Jay Okocha and Ronaldinho were also at the club.

Nigeria’s Okocha played at the same club between 1998 and 2002 and scored 12 goals in 84 league matches for the French giants.

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Mauricio Pochettino lauds Jay Jay Okocha in recent interview.
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Okocha partnered with Brazilian legend Ronaldinho in the midfield and according to Pochettino who was a central defender at that time, everything about playing for the club were amazing.

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In a recent interview captured on the Ligue 1 official website, Pochettino said:

“Well, the first day I arrived, the first goal that I scored at the Parc des Princes… to have the possibility to play with players like [Jay Jay] Okocha, Ronaldinho.

“Yes, to be in the Parc des Princes with our fans. They were amazing. I don’t know, many many memories.”

The manager was then asked to compare the team he is now managing which has the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar with that of himself, Okocha and Ronaldinho.

Pochettino added:

“We are talking about the best players in the world. It is difficult to compare because… I hate to compare the players because we are talking about the best players in the world, and 20 years ago of course this with Okocha, Ronaldinho, Anelka…

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“Many players that were amazing. And now we are talking about Neymar, Mbappé, Messi… you cannot go higher than this level of player.”

Okocha speaks on famous goal vs Oliver Kahn

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Okocha finally made comments about his famous goal against legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

Jay Jay, in a recent interview with Eintracht Frankfurt TV, spoke on a wide range of issues including that famous strike against Karlsruher CS.

That strike remains one of the most unbelievable in the history of the Bundesliga as the Nigerian superstar dribbled and nutmegged a couple of players before slotting past Kahn.

But Okocha has insisted that he did not have the intention to mock the opponents on that fateful day, adding that he was only doing his job.

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