Mauricio Pochettino: PSG can take 'confidence' from Clermont display

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Seamus Leonard

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Mauricio Pochettino was pleased by the “professional” nature of Paris Saint-Germain’s victory over Clermont on Saturday.

Clermont 0
Full time

Ander Herrera put the hosts on the right path with a first-half brace, before Kylian Mbappé and Idrissa Gueye wrapped up the scoring after the break.

The game at Parc des Princes also saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, left-back Nuno Mendes, and defensive midfielder Nathan Bitumazala all make their debuts for Les Parisiens.

“I think it was a very good performance, it was very professional,” PSG boss Pochettino said afterwards.

“I’m really happy, and I think the three points are very important for us. Three points against a very good team like Clermont gives us the confidence to work and prepare for the next game in Belgium (against Club Brugge) in the Champions League.

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“Today was Nathan, Nuno and Gigio’s debuts, so I think it’s important to gain confidence and start feeling that they can help the team achieve everything we want to.”

The win saw PSG maintain their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season with five games now played.