Sport Mbappe’s uncertain PSG future to 'be clarified soon' says Pochettino
Di Maria to miss first leg of Champions League tie between Barcelona and PSG
Paris Saint-Germain will face Barcelona in the Champions League next week without Angel Di Maria.The Argentina international sustained a thigh injury in PSG's 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino believes Kylian Mbappe’s uncertain future will "be clarified soon" following reports linking the superstar striker with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.
France international Mbappe lit up the Camp Nou with a devastating hat-trick to crush Barcelona in PSG’s 4-1 Champions League last-16 win on Tuesday.
Following his starring performance, the 22-year-old said: "It would be stupid to decide my future on a single match," sparking speculation about his long-term plans with his hometown club.
PSG were 'professional' in Nice win, says Pochettino
Moise Kean struck late to seal victory for Paris Saint-Germain against Nice, with Mauricio Pochettino hailing his side's attitude.Julian Draxler and Moise Kean scored either side of Rony Lopes' fine strike at the Parc des Princes as PSG – who were without the injured Neymar – claimed an eighth win in their last nine games across all competitions.
Mbappe’s contract expires in June 2022 and some of Europe’s biggest club are rumoured to be circling if the French champions cannot not lock down the World Cup winner to a new deal.
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Last year’s losing Champions League finallists, PSG, are currently second in Ligue 1 and Argentine coach Pochettino believes Mbappe can achieve it all at the Parc des Princes.
"PSG can give Mbappe all the tools he needs to be happy," Pochettino told Catalunya Radio program Tot Costa.
"I think it'll be clarified soon."
Mbappe has scored 21 goals in 29 games this season, taking his tally for the club to 116 goals in his four seasons in the French capital since making the move from Monaco in August 2017.
“We have no doubt that Kylian is one of the greatest players in the world despite his youth," Pochettino said after the thumping win against the Catalans.
"He has already done extraordinary things."
At a small trot, Paris corrects Dijon .
© Provided by Sofoot Without forcing, PSG spent a more than quiet afternoon in Dijon. In the wake of an inspired Kylian Mbappé, the Parisians have spent four in the red lantern of Ligue 1 and thus return to a point behind the Lille leader. Dijon FCO 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain Goals: Kean (6th), Mbappé (31st, 50th) and Danilo (82nd) To see the suspense between reds at home and whites away, it's rugby you had to watch this Saturday afternoon.