"Mbappé has the potential to succeed Cristiano and Messi"

Speaking to AFP, PSG's Argentine head coach spoke ahead of the Champions League return leg against Barcelona and the potential of star striker Kylian Mbappé.

"Mbappé has the potential to succeed Cristiano and Messi"

Mauricio Pochettino has no doubt that his PSG striker Kylian Mbappé "has the quality and potential to succeed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi". The Argentine coach spoke to the AFP agency and also discussed his future ambitions as a coach ahead of the Champions League round of 16 when PSG face Barcelona.

"Mbappé is already one of the best and has all the potential to succeed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. All the moment, he has all the time in the world on his side. No-one needs to accelerate this progress De momento, todo esto necesita tiempo, he'll take his time in writing his own particular currículum and secure the acclaim that he deserves and will get", observed the Argentine.

Looking ahead to the forthcoming round of 16 game in the Champions League against Barcelona Pochettino stated: "In the game of football, everything is possible and anything could happen both positive and negative. We're in an optimistic frame of mind and prepare for each game in that way".