Mauricio Pochettino, PSG coach, went through the microphones of El Partidazo de COPE and Radio MARCA. The Argentine warns: the French club will do everything possible to renew Mbapp… and has the capacity to do so.
Sergio Ramos’ debut
“Regrettably Ramos He hasn’t started training with the group yet, but he’s close. Hopefully it will be as soon as possible … We are happy with the PROGRESS“.
“It is a great camp And who is going to doubt his competitive quality and his football talent … He is not having a good time, but he is strong“
“Hopefully I can go back to Select. That question is for Luis Enrique. At his best and at his best there is no doubt that he is one of the best center-backs in the world. I have not spoken with Luis Enrique since I was coach of the PSG“.
The future of Mbapp
“Mbapp okay. He is a calm boy, with a lot of personality and a very sociable character. He is clear about things and loves football. He is 22 years old, but it has a maturity very high to manage this type of situation about your future. I have no doubt that Kylian he can face any challenge that comes his way in the future. “
Mbapp will make whatever decision he has to make … and the club will do everything possible to keep Kylian
“Soccer players cannot be underestimated. They have environments and people who advise, but they have their own decision. Kylian make whatever decision he has to make, and the club will do its best to keep Kylian, because we are talking about one of the best players in the world, with 22 years old and great potential. Who can think that PSG does not want him to remain here for many more years? The club will try to convince and seduce him to continue here“.
“I keep that the situation is open and in the future anything can happen. The position from a few months ago may change in the future … PSG as a club has the hope and the ability to seduce you and to offer you things so that you can stay and be happy. He has a contract until June 30, 2022 and the chances that he can change his mind are there … “
“Hopefully there will be a PSG-Real Madrid Champions final. Why wouldn’t he let Mbappe take a penalty at the last minute? I have no doubt of your professionalism, and that until the last day, be it June 30, 2022 or 5 10 more years, I will be professional at 200%. I will never have any doubt “
“I have no doubt that Mbapp is at that level, that of Messi or Cristiano, and that it is a fortune to have him here with Neymar and with Messi. It is a pleasure to see you in every workout. It is clear that he is one of the great talents, he is present and he is future “.
The Golden Ball
“The Baln de Oro must be for Messi without a doubt. And if he didn’t train Messi, Messi would say. I answer you with my heart. I always say what I feel. On the podium they will have to be Lewandowski and Cristiano“
Rejection of PSG
“Being a club in which it seems that there is abundance it is normal that we are a clear objective to highlight. But sometimes you talk too much without knowledge… In a few other large clubs they have always benefited from economic factors that have generated a clear benefit. PSG is not doing anything absolutely wrong, in fact, we are the team of the greats that least invested in signings this summer. We have signed at zero cost. They will have to make numbers to see what costs other clubs have had and maybe they will be surprised … “
The ‘obligacin’ of the Champions
“For PSG it has to be a dream to win the Champions League, not an obligation. A football player cannot play out of obligation, he has to play out of desire and the dream of winning. “
“The favorite to win the Champions League is Chelsea, because it is the last champion. We are candidates, a competitor. Chelsea was also strengthened, eh? He has invested a lot of money, perhaps more than us … “
The signing of Messi
“I didn’t know that Simeone was considering signing Messi. It is clear that Leo, with the freedom letter … many clubs, or all of them, it crossed their minds to dream of Messi “
“We signed Messi after leaving Bara. Indeed, it was. That is why I say that the work of Leonardo, of our president and the entire board of the club, who in two or three days were able to manage the signing of the best player in the world. Everyone had assumed that Leo Messi I was going to continue in the FC Barcelona, and afterwards everything was very fast “
“Leonardo calls me to tell me: ‘There is the possibility of signing Messi, do you like it or don’t you like it?’ The good thing was that Leonardo called me to ask me … (laughs). I said, ‘Is it a question or …?’ I thought it was a joke. He says to me: ‘There is a possibility that Leo will come, what do you think? Yes or no? ‘ And I say: ‘Should we go look for it?’ (laughs) And there the management begins. Leonardo called me every night to explain how the situation was. The moment the possibility of PSG, Leo wants to come here. Then we do talk, when the situation is clear and only fringes are missing. Not before. It was a most normal conversation, very natural. We had the advantage that there were players like Neymar and D Mara that they had told him and he had an idea of what PSG is and Pars“
“The day of the change against Lyon he was surprised because no player wants to leave the field. We are talking about the best player in the world who leaves the field with 1-1 on the scoreboard on the day of his debut at the Parc des Princes. And he is amazed. I ask him: ‘How are you?’ And he looks at me like, ‘No, I’m fine.’ But it was just that. From the information, as far as we know, what we wanted was to protect him from a possibility of something worse. Then he was two games without playing and we were lucky that he recovered quickly. And then, mind you, against him City he was decisive in such an important match. I say again that there was no intention of any kind, beyond protecting and caring for him. If you have Messi and you go 1-1, you are going to have a better chance of winning the game if you are on the field. It is a very clear obviousness “
“There is no doubt that his adaptation is being good and, with time, he will make the same records that he has made at FC Barcelona“
“He has had a conversation with Leonardo where he has explained his feelings, his feeling, and I think everything is clear. He conveyed what he felt at the time, and I see him strong. Neymar is one of the best players in the world, aged 29, who Since he was little he has been under pressure to do great things on a soccer field. It is clear that he has incredible mental strength, character, enormous sensitivity … and he has the virtue that he is always sincere and tells the truth. Then, Maybe he said something that can be interpreted in a thousand ways, but I have no doubt that he wants to be in Paris, show his courage and wants to give the club that coveted Champions League that he has been looking for for so many years.“
“Neymar is not difficult to manage. I respect a lot; and we are a technical body that we do not go where they do not call us, and that is very important. Private life is private life. Afterwards, professional life is in our interest. I can tell you that ‘Ney’ is a very sensitive person, very affectionate, who He beats you in the hand in hand for his sincerity, he always has a smile and it is not difficult to live with him. We have a great relationship and he is always interested and committed to training, to new challenges … “