Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could feature together for the first time when Paris Saint-Germain tackle Club Brugge, Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed.
How the superstar trio perform as a unit could define PSG’s season and Pochettino’s reign with the French giants, after Messi’s shock switch from Barcelona.
Some observers harbour concerns that fielding three such forwards together could leave PSG exposed in other areas. Yet if they click, then PSG could be a rampant force in the Champions League, the tournament they dearly want to win.
Asked if he would select all three on Wednesday in PSG’s European opener, Pochettino said: “Maybe, yes. It is possible.”
There is little doubt PSG have three of the world’s best forwards, but developing a winning team around them is the challenge facing their Argentine head coach.
Speaking in the pre-game news conference, Pochettino was asked whether he was excited about the prospect of the three front players teaming up.
“I will have to get on board all the excitement because I know how excited everyone is,” he said. “I would be crazy to think otherwise.”