In an interview with the Parisian, Mauricio Pochettino claims to have “a lot of affection” for Kylian Mbappé and Neymar, whom he is still getting to know, three months after his arrival at PSG.
This is one of Mauricio Pochettino’s great challenges at PSG: managing a locker room populated by stars. If he had under his orders leading players in Tottenham, Harry Kane in the lead, the Argentine technician has entered another dimension in Paris. He must learn to contain the sometimes oversized egos of stars like Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.
A mission that does not seem to frankly scare the former central defender, as he confided in an interview given this Friday to the Parisian, before the shock of the 31st day of Ligue 1 against Lille.
He was notably questioned about his relationship with Neymar, for whom he seems to have a lot of respect. “We don’t judge people until we know them. Through the screen, the analyzes can be unfair. We try to be less of a spectator and see for ourselves. We are delighted to be working with Ney. The relationship is very good, the feeling is going very well. We are happy with the exchanges created for three months “, he assured. Same observation about Mbappé.
“A lot of affection” for Mbappé
“We’ve had a great relationship for three months, like with Ney. I force myself to speak French to him, but he can speak to me in Spanish or English. We talk well. I have a lot of affection for him. Who doesn’t. Wouldn’t have any, moreover? His character, what he is on a daily basis … And of course the great player that he is. I hope he will register here for many years. And I do not say this in a selfish way, but for the good of the club and Paris. He can help the club to achieve great things “, underlined Pochettino, while Mbappé will arrive at the end of the contract in June 2022, like Neymar.
Until then, Paris will need its two stars to confirm its domination on the national scene and try to win the Champions League. Perhaps this season, provided, to begin with, to go out in the quarterfinals one of the big favorites, Bayern Munich (April 7 and 13 exclusively on RMC Sport).
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