It is Kylian Mbappe who hopes Mauricio Pochettino will blast him to a first PSG victory, with Neymar out again against Brest. With the “special player” Kylian Mbappe, Mauricio Pochettino needs to enjoy himself on the pitch, which will help him regain his best form. Before facing Brest in his first home game since replacing Thomas Tuchel on Saturday, Pochettino was asked if forward Mbappe still seemed tired.
“It is a question about a special player. After the break, he came back in good condition, in a really good frame of mind.”He is the top scorer in the championship. We hope that he will have fun and find the performance of which he is capable of.”
Pochettino tells Mbappe to improve’ to be part of the new era at PSG
As part of his new era being launched at Paris Saint-Germain, Mauricio Pochettino says Kylian Mbappe “needs to improve.”
At Parc des Princes, the Argentinian was given the reins, with the job of bringing the long-awaited Champions League glory in the French capital to the former Tottenham boss.
With the 22-year-old being a talismanic figure in a star-studded team, World Cup winner Mbappe will have a leading role to play in the search.
However, as Pochettino’s first game at the helm ended in a 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne, he did draw a blank and his new manager admits that more of the frontman is needed, especially as Neymar is nursing a knock.
“Like everyone else, Kylian needs to improve,” Pochettino said of Mbappe, who was linked with a move elsewhere. As we did not win, he should feel sad and he can still do better. His attitude was fine, though. I’m pleased with what he’s been doing.
Pochettino is still in the process of transmitting his message to PSG, having been appointed to replace the ousted Thomas Tuchel, and club captain Marquinhos admits that it will take time for a new approach to achieve the desired effect.