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MetiNews.Com - Mauricio Pochettino offered Kylian Mbappe a crucial piece of advice as his two goals gunned down Champions League holders Bayern Munich
Breaking News ! Kylian Mbappe has opened up on the role Mauricio Pochettino played as he scored a superb double to gun down Bayern Munich and make it advantage Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. With a place in the last-four of the competition at stake, the big-spending French side will step into the return leg carrying a useful advantage following their impressive 3-2 victory over the holders in Germany. It was a verdict made even more possible by the absence of prolific Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski. But without having to go up against a man who, in all probability, would have won the Ballon d'Or in the year that never was, Mbappe underlined his own credentials to rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best. Indeed, after opening the scoring inside three minutes an empty Allianz Arena, the World Cup winning forward, 22, proceeded to settle the scores midway through the second half. Read More Related Articles Four promises Jose Mourinho made after joining Tottenham and the harsh reality 18 months on Read More Related Articles Vinicius transfer bargain, Bale decision - Tottenham's new attack after Levy solves Kane dilemma PSG had seen a two-goal lead pegged back by former Stoke City striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller - but the night firmly belonged to Mbappe, who has since outlined how ex-Tottenham manager Pochettino laid the platform for his goalscoring exploits. During a post-match interview, Mbappe said: "The coach wanted me to close the passing lines on Kimmich with Neymar and that I run deep to overcome the Bayern block and make them run, because they don't like that and it worked well." Following spells in charge at Espanyol and Southampton, ex-manager Pochettino arrived at Spurs towards the end of the 2013/2014 season. Sign up for football.london's club newsletters In each football.london bulletin, we'll bring you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces on your favourite club, as well as the key talking points for fans.
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He stayed for five years in total before being replaced by Jose Mourinho. Without winning a trophy, the Argentine regularly had Tottenham competing for a top-four place, helping the likes of Dele Alli and England captain Harry Kane to develop and become international regulars. Pochettino enjoyed a break from management in 2020, before returning to the dugout earlier this year. He has already won one piece of silverware this season - the French Super Cup - while PSG are three points behind current Ligue 1 table-toppers Lille as they, also, continue to target a maiden Champions League title.
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