Mbappe can be successor to Ronaldo and Messi's throne and be best in world, claims PSG boss Pochettino

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN star Kylian Mbappe is "already among the best in the world" and "has the potential" to overthrow Lionel Messi as well as Cristiano Ronaldo.

That is according to new PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino who is confident that Mbappe is going to reach unimaginable heights in the near future.

Pochettino believes it is only a matter of time until the star striker reaches his full potential and gets recognised as perhaps the best footballer in the world.

The ex-Tottenham boss claims the France international is already among the best but soon he will succeed the likes of Barcelona legend Messi and Juventus superstar Ronaldo at the top.

When asked if Mbappe has what it takes to reach Messi and Ronaldo's success, Pochettino told AFP: "He has the potential."

He added: "He lacks nothing but time. We cannot speed up the process. I think he's already among the best in the world.

"It will take time for him to flesh out his CV, to get the recognition he deserves and will get."

Mbappe broke into the scene in 2015 with Monaco and played a critical role in a successful season a year later that saw the Ligue 1 outfit win the title and make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The 22-year-old's goalscoring exploits led to a blockbuster £180m move to PSG where he has already scored a whopping total of 113 goals in 155 matches.


The Frenchman hasn't slowed down this season having recorded 23 goals in 31 games across all competitions.

Mbappe is already being compared to Messi and Ronaldo, who have been dominating the sport for the past two decades.

Messi has established himself as arguably Barcelona's greatest ever legend with a record 658 goals in 763 matches.

Ronaldo made a name for himself during his glittering stints at Manchester United as well as Real Madrid and is still performing superbly at Juventus at 36 years old.

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