Mauricio Pochettino has discussed Kylian Mbappe’s situation at the club hoping he stays as the contract extension talks continue.
Pochettino has highlighted his relationship with Mbappe and his desire to see the forward continue with him at the Parisian side. Paris Saint-Germain are in contract extension talks to keep the French superstar, but nothing concrete has come out.
According to the Argentine tactician, he has had a great relationship with Mbappe and he counts on that to continue working with him.
“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,” Pochettino said.
“We discuss well. I have a lot of affection for him. Who wouldn’t have any, by the way? His character, what he is on a daily basis, and of course the great player he is,” he added.
“I hope he will register here for many years. And I’m not selfishly saying this, but for the good of the club and Paris. He can help the club achieve great things. He seems to me to be a very mature, very happy kid. I hope he will decide to stay with us,” Pochettino discussed.
Mbappe’s future has been on the radar of European giant clubs that includes Real Madrid and Manchester United. Reports claim several clubs including the aforementioned two giants are monitoring his situation with readiness to strike.
Meanwhile, Pochettino has expressed his satisfaction with his player’s preparations ahead of Saturday’s Ligue 1 crucial duel with Lille. Both are tied neck to neck at 60 points with the winner stretching 3 points clear at the top.
“t went well. It was good for the players who stayed here. They have worked very well. We now have to look forward and find the best solutions to be competitive. We must help the players progress,” Pochettino, who is welcoming Lille at the Parc des Princes said.
“Those who were with their national teams did not all come back at the same time. It’s important for the medical and technical staff to take the decisions to put out the best team,” he added.