Pochettino: I don’t think Mbappé got the upper hand in my dismissal from Paris Saint-Germain

BERLIN: Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, former Paris Saint-Germain coach, said he didn’t believe the team’s star, Kylian Mbappé, had the upper hand in his dismissal and did a good job on the Parisian team. Paris Saint-Germain terminated their contract with the Argentine manager last July, just 18 months after his appointment, to be replaced by Christoph Galtier. Pochettino, the former Tottenham manager, won the Scudetto last season, the French Cup in 2021 and the French Super Cup during his short stint with the team. Speech has spread over the possibility that Mbappé enjoyed a growing influence at Paris Saint-Germain, especially after his refusal to join Real Madrid and sign a new contract with the Parisian team, but Pochettino does not believe that the striker of the French national tried to fire him. “What I know very well is that Paris Saint-Germain did their best to keep and keep Kilian, and I completely agree,” said Pochettino. in a long interview with the Argentine news portal InfoPe. He added: “Today he is one of the best players in the world and I think PSG has used all their resources to keep him.” He explained: “But I don’t think Kilian was the person who drew up the new project for the clubwhich did so by the management of the club represented by its president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and those who thought that the most appropriate thing was a new project in the club”. (DPA / Performance statistics)