Sport Pochettino reveals Mbappe predicted Barcelona win before stunning Camp Nou hat-trick

12:02  17 february  2021
12:02  17 february  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Mbappé, Neymar, the strong words of Pochettino

 Mbappé, Neymar, the strong words of Pochettino © Supplied by Sports.fr The Argentinian had his first victory with PSG against Brest. Both landed in the capital during the summer of 2017, and see their contract expiring in June 2022. In talks with the to re-stack, the two men have not yet signed anything. A matter of time for Mauricio Pochettino, convinced that the Brazilian and the French will extend. “I believe that Neymar and Mbappé will stay, and will stay a lot of time at PSG. I have no doubt. I am very optimistic, the club is working.

Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Kylian Mbappe predicted PSG would defeat Barcelona at Camp Nou before making his prediction come true by scoring a hat-trick.

Mbappe was the star of the show on Tuesday as he netted three goals in PSG's 4-1 victory in the Champions League last-16 first leg.

After the match, Pochettino revealed that he and Mbappe had discussed the possibility of taking down Barcelona well before it happened as Mbappe reveled in helping the former Espanyol manager defeat his longtime rivals.

What did Mbappe tell Pochettino?

"Before the match, he asked me how many times I had won at Camp Nou," Pochettino said in his post-game press conference. "'Once,' I told him. He replied to me: 'Tomorrow, we are going to win a second time.'

Ramos jealous of Mbappé?

 Ramos jealous of Mbappé? © Supplied by Sports.fr Kylian Mbappé At the end of his contract in June 2021 on the side of, where he won absolutely everything, it is difficult to agree with his management on the terms of a contract extension. Authorized to negotiate with the club of his choice since January 1, with a view to a free arrival next season, captain Merengue has never seemed so close to a start.

He added: "He is a top player. Great footballers write their history. They evolve match after match. With this hat-trick, Kylian will be in the spotlight but we had no doubts.

"He's world-class. No one can discover Mbappe tonight. He's a fantastic player and he's very happy in our club. He said it, I said it too."

What's next for Mbappe, Pochettino and PSG?

Pochettino has been with PSG for just over a month, having now picked up a true statement victory in the Champions League without superstar Neymar.

PSG currently sit second in Ligue 1, just behind league-leaders Lille, with Mbappe leading the team with 21 goals in 29 games.

The club is currently without Neymar, who is dealing with an adductor injury that has him racing to be fit for the second leg against Barcelona on March 10 at the Parc des Princes.

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Before that, though, PSG have a vital match in the title race looming as they face Monaco this weekend.

Further reading

  • Barcelona's brutal reality check: Mbappe-inspired PSG show why Messi wanted to quit Camp Nou

  • Mbappe 'even happier' to be at PSG after stunning Barcelona hat-trick

  • Griezmann claims Mbappe will reach Messi and Ronaldo's level after PSG star terrorises Barcelona with hat-trick

  • Koeman admits PSG showed they are more complete than Barcelona in Champions League humbling

Mbappé, an ego problem? .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Kylian Mbappé wanted responsibilities. It could be served. It's been a month since PSG began negotiations with Kylian Mbappé. The objective: to lock in the long term a nugget whose present contract expires in June 2022. However, after long weeks of discussions, no concrete proposal has yet been made by the club in the capital. And for good reason: the striker of the France team and his entourage are tough in business.

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