In just three games, Mauricio Pochettino has already managed to implement a recognizable style of play at PSG. If with Tuchel the Parisian team had practically no automatisms and based all its game on the individual talent of Verratti or Neymar, with the Santa Fe things have changed radically. There are no fixed positions, the team plays fast and there is intense pressure on the rival field.
One of the first tactical modifications that the former Tottenham manager has introduced is the position of Marco Verratti. The midfielder has gone from playing at the base to being a midfielder to try to take advantage of his great last pass. However, that novel position of the former Pescara we may not see with Neymar on the field, since the midfielder is the Brazilian’s area of influence and is the player on whom all PSG bases.
Another of Murphy’s tactical novelties has been the constant exchange of positions with which PSG plays. If Verratti starts the play as a midfielder, then he can finish it as a midfielder; if Mbappé starts open, he can finish as 9 and, if Ander Herrera starts as inside, he can delay his position or, on the contrary, be another midfielder. It is something that he did a lot at Tottenham and that has allowed Pochettino to win the Trophée des Champions against Marseille by making a tactical display from the bench.