PSG boss Pochettino wins first trophy but Neymar feud takes centre stage

It’s taken just three games and, as promised, Mauricio Pochettino has claimed the first trophy of his managerial career.

However, the new Paris Saint-Germain manager’s first triumph has been somewhat overshadowed by his Brazilian superstar Neymar.

Pochettino, who replaced Thomas Tuchel at the helm at the Parc des Princes, won the battle of former Tottenham bosses as his side saw off Andre Vilas Boas’ Marseille in the Trophee des Champions on Wednesday night.

Mauro Icardi scored the 39th minute opener for PSG, before Neymar’s penalty five minutes from time sealed the win.

Dimitri Payet scored an injury-time consolation for OM, but it wasn’t enough as PSG took home the trophy for the eighth successive year.

Pochettino promised there is much more to come from his new side: “After ten days as a coach, three matches played and this final against our biggest rival, it's very important to win.

“More than the trophy, it is honour and pride that are most important for the club and for the fans.

"Little by little, the team is doing the things that I ask for. I've been here for two weeks and we've done a lot of preparation.

“This is only the beginning. We believe that with time and work, we can install our ideas and that the progress will be good because the quality we have.

“We have little time to train but my players deserve this trophy, the recognition and they have adapted quickly to my requirements.”

But the post-game fallout has since been played out on social media, revolving around Neymar and his ongoing feud with Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez.

The pair were brought together for the first time since an incident in September which saw Neymar sent off for slapping Gonzalez in the back of the head.

The Brazilian accused the Spaniard of making racist comments towards him post-game, declaring: "My only regret is not hitting that a**hole in the face."

Those claims were denied by Gonzalez, who told Neymar that he needed "to learn how to lose and accept it on the field." After an investigation from the French federation, neither player faced any additional punishment for the incident.

The two players clashed once more on Wednesday, coming together on numerous occasions including one incident in which Gonzalez put his hands in the £200million forward’s face.

After the game, Neymar took to social media to take aim at Gonzalez.

Gonzalez would quickly respond: "My parents always taught me to take out the trash. Go OM always”, while posting his own picture, of him grabbing Neymar around the face.

“And you forget how you win TITLES” would be Neymar’s response, before Gonzalez posted a picture of Pele, telling Neymar he would always be in his compatriot’s shadow.

“And you mine – made you famous.. you're welcome” would come the response from the PSG No.10.

PSG’s success was Marquinhos’ 300th game for the club, and he was delighted to cap the occasion with a win and another trophy and heaped praise on “exceptional” Pochettino.

“It’s a pleasure to be on the pitch, to be able to give your all so that you can win matches and trophies. That’s why I came to PSG,” the Brazilian told Canal+.

“There is a new coach with a new philosophy; it’s not always easy to change during the season but Pochettino is an exceptional coach. He talks a lot with the players and explains well what he wants.

“We thank [Thomas] Tuchel for what he did here, for me because I progressed well under him and he showed me a new level of football that I never expected to reach.”

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