New Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has said Kylian Mbappe “needs to improve” as part of his new era.
Pochettino has replaced Thomas Tuchel at Parc des Princes, with the former Tottenham manager being charged with the task of delivering long-awaited Champions League glory in the French capital.
Mbappe will have a leading role to play in that quest, with the 22-year-old becoming a talismanic presence in a star-studded squad.
He did, however, draw a blank as Pochettino’s first game at the helm ended in a 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne and his new manager admits that more is expected of the frontman, especially as Neymar is nursing a knock.
“Kylian needs to improve, like everybody else,”
Pochettino said of Mbappe, who has been linked with a move elsewhere.
“He should feel disappointed as we did not win and he can always do better.
However, his attitude was good. I am happy with what he did.”