Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe drops hint about former manager Mauricio Pochettino’s poor tactics – insisting the Argentine’s side was less ‘fearsome’ and ‘untouchable’
- Kylian Mbappe has admitted PSG have had less fear factor in the last two years
- Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been fired as Paris Saint-Germain manager
- The French giants are yet to make an official announcement on his departure
- And superstar forward Mbappe has seemingly hit out at the Argentine’s tactics
Kylian Mbappe has insisted Paris Saint-Germain lost the fear factor under former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine, 50, has reportedly been sacked but the club is yet to make an official announcement as they finalise the terms of compensation for his departure.
PSG won the Ligue 1 title by 15 points but doubts remained about Pochettino in the French capital after a Champions League collapse in March.
Kylian Mbappe has insisted PSG lost the fear factor under former boss Mauricio Pochettino
The Argentine has reportedly been fired, but PSG are yet to make an official announcement
The French giants gave up a two-goal advantage as an 18-minute Karim Benzema hat-trick in Spain saw them crash out 3-2 on aggregate in the competition the hierarchy are desperate to win above all others.
And Mbappe has told BFMTV that the side had been less ‘fearsome’ and ‘untouchable’ under the former Tottenham and Southampton boss, in an apparent criticism of Pochettino’s tactics.
He said: ‘This past season we weren’t as fearsome, we were far less untouchable. We want to go back to being intimidating in France, something we have not done these past two years.’
Mbappe signed a new three-year contract extension to reportedly make him the highest-paid player in the world – with part of that deal said to include a say on who can stay or go in Paris
The 23-year-old, one of the best players in world football, signed a new three-year contract extension to reportedly make him the highest-paid player in the world. Part of that deal is said to include a say on which players and managers stay or go.
And Mbappe admitted European glory was the ultimate goal for the players and whichever new manager comes in.
He added: ‘Of course, the Champions League is the goal. This is the clear and announced objective. We don’t need to list many more adjectives regarding the Champions League. That’s what we want.’