Mauricio Pochettino: “Messi has the ability to be simple, to make everything simple.”

Mauricio Pochettino has discussed the start of the World Cup with AS. He likes Spain, but doesn’t want to get carried away, and he also spoke about his time with PSG.

You managed Neymar, Messi, Mbappé…

“All three have different characteristics. They are of different ages. They are at different stages. They always surprise you, and you admire them. When you train them you realise their dimension. Messi has the ability to be simple, to make everything simple. It’s very difficult to remember a training session in a year with a technical error of his. Mbappé is efficiency, the physical ability to run into space. Neymar is the magic, the charisma, the joy that as a Brazilian he needs to express all his talent,” Pochettino said.

On Messi

“Messi will always be decisive. He is the best player in the world. We have seen the role he can offer Argentina in the World Cup. He is the leader of the team. Everyone understands that.”

How do you see Messi’s future playing out?

“Things are unpredictable. I never imagined seeing him in a shirt other than that of Barcelona. It’s difficult to guess what might happen. The important thing is that whatever he decides makes him happy. As a fan of Newell’s it would be crazy if he returned to Argentina, I was there when Maradona returned and it was tremendous. I don’t even want to think about it.”


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