Asked by English television on the sidelines of the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich (this Tuesday at 9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1), Mauricio Pochettino insisted that there was never for him of a player easier to manage than the French Kylian Mbappé.
A hat-trick against Barcelona at Camp Nou (4-1), a brace against Bayern Munich (3-2) at the Allianz Arena, Kylian Mbappé lives on another planet in the Champions League this season. The Parisian striker has again placed his club in orbit before the return quarter-final at the Parc des Princes, scheduled for Tuesday from 9 p.m. (exclusively on RMC Sport 1). Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of the capital club, has been a fulfilled coach since he worked daily with the young world champion.
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“It’s very easy to work with him. He’s 22, but he’s so mature. In his mind, it’s about working hard, playing and scoring goals,” the Argentine said. fluent between us, his Spanish is fantastic, and his English incredible. He’s very, very humble, he’s a lovely boy. It’s impossible not to like him. On the pitch he’s amazing. I think he is. he is the most manageable player I have ever had to coach in the 11-12 years of working as a coach. “
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Neymar: “She is a very beautiful person”
Laudatory remarks which join those which Neymar held in a short interview granted to France Football, where it was especially question of the relation which he had with the “Golden Boy” Mbappé. “First of all, I was very touched by the man he is,” said the Brazilian star of his young teammate. Kylian is very considerate, always happy, polite and kind to everyone. C he is a very beautiful person. This is the reason why we have gotten along so well since our first contact. “
“Then, of course, I had the opportunity to see him train, to observe his speed, his dribbling repertoire, his intelligence and to see his humility to continue to evolve, continued Neymar, who negotiates currently to extend his contract. There, I said to myself: ‘he is our golden boy!’ (…) Speed alone does not mean anything. You have to be smart to use it correctly and Kylian is. . He is not only very smart and fast, but he also has a huge repertoire of dribbling. “
A repertoire that the world champion had the opportunity to display on the field of Bayern Munich, with the complicity of the Brazilian. While waiting to know if they will share the same jersey for a few more years, the two stars of PSG have a German defense to torment this Tuesday, and a job to finish. To seal the qualification of the Parisian club in the semi-finals of the Champions League, which would certainly make their coach happy.