Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has hit back at claims his side have no identity and labelled Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea a ‘defensive’ team.

The French outfit are already 10 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table with just 13 games played.

But the lack of a style of play from Pochettino‘s men has still led some to critique their performances.

However, the Argentine does not understand that assessment of his team.

When asked why they do not appear to have an identity, he told L’Equipe: “I say this with a lot of respect, but this question translates into a certain lack of respect

“It is like saying that you have no style in your writing.

“Of course you have one, you are professional and that is why you are sat here.

“Every manager, at the highest level and down to amateur, has a style.

“When you work to become a manager, you develop your style: your tastes, your management, your methods with you staff.

“We are a staff who have a defined style, a philosophy, ideas. Aside from that, the question is to know how and at what moment you can put on show what truly corresponds with you.

“And that, that depends on the demands of the club, like we were talking about earlier on.

“If you look at what I have done at Espanyol, Southampton or Tottenham, you will see the style of play that we like.

“If you watch a match from our first and one from our third season at Tottenham, it is not the same thing. Because there was a strategy to get to this point.”

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