Pochettino hails ‘best player in the world’ , Messi after his first PSG goal

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Paris St Germain Manager has appreciated Lionel Messi’s effort and contribution in their win against premier league champions Manchester City yesterday, Tuesday September 28.

He was so delighted with his attacking trio Messi Neymar and Mbappe.

Pochettino has maintained that there is no doubt Lionel Messi is the best player in the world after scoring his first goal for the French giants in Tuesday’s 2:0 win against Manchester City.

“I think it was amazing, his performance,” Pochettino told BT Sport. “And he scored an amazing goal.

“He’s the best player in the world, that is no doubt. Of course, [I am] happy to see him showing his football.

“Him and all the team worked really, really hard to achieve that victory. [It is] Never easy, they’re probably the best team in the world, Manchester City. That is why we’re so happy.”

The sixth time ballon d’or winner’s combination of clear clinically passes with Kylian Mbappe for his goal, impressing Pochettino who has emphasised that their attacking connection along with Neymar remains a “work in progress”.

“We can do it. They showed that we want to be united, to work together,” Pochettino said. “The quality is there. We have amazing quality and amazing players.

“The challenge is that all work in both phases of the game with the same capacity to suffer. Tonight we showed very good belief and I started to see the team that can work together, not only in an offensive way but a defensive one too.”

“They were a great strength of the team, they sought to be in the attacking sector, and the team was always well positioned. We managed to get out in transition.”, he added.

Winning Manchester City kept the French champions on top their group table.

“Today was a Champions League against Manchester City, we knew that we needed to show that being solid and help each other,” Pochettino said.

“But with time we will be better. We need to improve in other aspects. I’m very happy overall.” , he concluded.