Rio Ferdinand explains what Pochettino told him about 'ridiculous' Mbappe



Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by Dailystar.co.uk

Paris-Saint Germain faced Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday and before the match Rio Ferdinand revealed he had been in contact with Mauricio Pochettino to discuss Kylian Mbappe

Rio Ferdinand has revealed what Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino told him about working with 'superstar' Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe has been on fire since Pochettino arrived at PSG in January, scoring 17 goals in 19 matches prior to Tuesday night's match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The 22-year-old has found the net 32 times for the Parisians this season, leading BT Sport pundit Ferdinand to label the Frenchman 'ridiculous' in the build-up to the quarter-final tie.

Ferdinand then revealed he had been in contact with Pochettino about Mbappe before explaining exactly what the Argentine boss had to say about his 'superstar' talent.

Rio Ferdinand explains what Pochettino told him about 'ridiculous' Mbappe
Rio Ferdinand spoke to Mauricio Pochettino about Kylian Mbappe

The Man United legend said: "I asked (Mauricio) Pochettino about him. I said 'what's it like working with a genuine superstar?'

"And he said straight away: 'It's the easiest player I've ever had to manage'. Because of how good he is, how he keeps himself physically, and just what he has to put himself out on the pitch.

"You see his numbers, for a kid, it's ridiculous what he's doing."

Fellow BT Sport pundit Joe Cole echoed Ferdinand's views, calling Mbappe a 'sensational' player.

"I was doing that game (against Barcelona)", recalled Cole.

Rio Ferdinand explains what Pochettino told him about 'ridiculous' Mbappe
Mbappe has been on fire for PSG since Pochettino arrived in January

"We sort of marketed that game as the changing of the guard between Messi and Mbappe. That night he was sensational.

"He's got to be one of the most favourite watched players in the world. My kids love watching him, he's their favourite player because he has that sparkle.

"It's great to hear what Pochettino; because that's the sort of character he looks like from the outside."

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