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In addition to the subject Kylian Mbappé, which obviously interested the Spanish press at the highest point, the interview given by Mauricio Pochettino to Cadena COPE and Marca allows him to discuss the cases of Lionel Messi and Neymar. Regarding the Pulga, Pochettin first reveals the behind the scenes of his arrival, which he did not believe at first. “Leonardo calls me to say: ‘There is the possibility of signing Messi, do you like him or you don’t like him?’. The good thing is that Leonardo called me to ask me … (laughs). I thought it was a joke. He said, “There is a possibility that Leo is coming, what do you think? Yes or no?” (laughs) And that’s where the direction started. Every evening Leonardo called me to explain to me how the situation was. “
Subsequently, Mauricio Pochettino returned to the point of tension with Lionel Messi between PSG and OL, ensuring that the discontent of the Pulga during his exit was not much … “The day of change against Lyon, he was surprised because no player wants to leave the field. We’re talking about the best player in the world who leaves the field with 1-1 on the scoreboard on his debut day at Parc des Princes. And he is surprised. I ask him: “How are you?” He looks at me as if to say: “No, I’m fine”. But it was just that. “
Pochettino does not interfere in Neymar’s private life
In addition, the subject Neymar found himself at the center of the conversation. In a burning news for the Brazilian who seems touched morally, Pochettino has rushed to his rescue. “He had a conversation with Leonardo where he explained his feelings, his feelings, and I think everything is clear. Neymar is one of the best players in the world who from a very young age has been under pressure to do great things on a football pitch. It is clear that he has an incredible mental strength, a character, an enormous sensitivity … and he has the virtue of always being sincere ”, assures the Argentinian technician.
Finally, Pochettino also defended his player on the regular criticisms of his lifestyle. “Neymar is not difficult to manage. I respect the players a lot, and we are a staff who don’t go where they shouldn’t go, and that’s very important. Privacy is privacy. Afterwards, professional life is something that concerns us ”.
Mauricio Pochettino in the interview he gave to the Spanish press, returned to the cases of Lionel Messi and Neymar. Regarding the Pulga, Pochettino spoke of his coming and the first tensions before going to the rescue of Neymar.