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Mauricio Pochettino picks Lionel Messi over Kylian Mbappé for best player in the world

Speaking at his press conference before his PSG side’s Champions League last 16 second leg tie with Real Madrid this evening, when asked if Kylian Mbappé was now the best player in the world, Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino said that he still sees fellow PSG forward Lionel Messi number one. Pochettino said: 

“I think Lionel Messi is the best player in the world with his seven Ballons d’Or. Then we have players like Kylian Mbappé who are challenging to be the best in the world. Kylian Mbappé is one of the best players in the world.”

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