Poch opens up on managing Messi & co.

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Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed what it is like to work with the superstar trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar amid their stuttering start to the campaign.

Since taking charge of the French club in January, the Argentine head coach has had the opportunity to work with some of the most potent attacking talents in football.

All three of the aforementioned PSG superstars were named on the 30-man nominees shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d'Or, but the trio is yet to form a clinical partnership – Messi continues to search for his first Ligue 1 goal, while Neymar is gradually starting to find form after a slow start to the 2021/22 campaign, although Mbappe has pitched in with seven strikes across all competitions to date.

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In a recent interview, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino shared what he thinks about the trio's ability and how they should deal with the pressure they have been under this season.

"I think you cannot teach this type of guys how we need to behave on the pitch," the 49-year-old told Ligue 1's official website.

"I think they have an amazing talent that… I think only that they need is time, together, to start to create this type of link. But you cannot teach these great players.

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"I think it is impossible to advise (about pressure) because that is about… they are going to behave how they feel, because they live how they feel, they play how they feel through the emotions, and you cannot advise.

"I think they are clever enough to know what they need to do. I think they feel the responsibility too because you know to be in PSG it's about to win, it's about the pressure to deliver good things.

"I think they need time to find their place and to start to have this dynamic together. Like you say before, great players need time only to create the contacts, the links, after to enjoy football, because they are on the same page."

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