“The Ballon d’Or should undoubtedly go to Messi.”
Did Paris Saint-Germain’s coach Mauricio Pochettino (49) get into trouble with his other players with this statement?
The Argentine was recently asked about his favorite for the Ballon d’Or. His answer was clear: Lionel Messi! “And if I didn’t train Messi, I would still say Messi. I answer with my heart. I always say what I feel, ”he added.
But did he turn the other PSG superstars against him? Neymar (29) and Kylian Mbappé (22) are also among the favorites for the prestigious title. But obviously not with Pochettino.
After PSG’s 0-0 draw against Olympique Marseille, the Argentine was approached about his Messi statements. He joked to “L’Equipe”: “I had a problem because I said Messi should win the Ballon d’Or. Neymar and Mbappé asked me why I didn’t name them. “
But: Pochettino sticks to his opinion: “In any case, it would be good if Paris Saint-Germain won every prize, but Leo deserves it.”