At the head of the Qatari club of Al-Rayyan, Laurent Blanc always keeps a close eye on the news of the PSG which he directed from 2013 to 2016. This Friday, the former defender champion of the world, finds the former Spanish international of Barça, Xavi, who coaches Al-Sadd, in the final of the Emir's Cup.
On the occasion of this meeting which corresponds to the inauguration of the Al Thumama stadium (40,000 seats), the sixth, out of eight, already ready for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 21 - December 18), Laurent Blanc spoke of the news on the football planet.
Starting with the arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris.
"This is particularly important for the club since it has managed to attract the best player in the world, with Cristiano Ronaldo," he said.
These two are on another planet.
This is a very good thing for PSG and for French football which has gone through difficult times lately, particularly because of the issue of TV rights and the consequences of the pandemic.
It is an incredible chance to see him evolve in the French Championship, it will allow young players to rub shoulders with him and develop alongside him ”.
Laurent has reunited with former Barça Spain international Xavi.
A few days after having conceded a severe 3-0 against Al-Duhail, Laurent Blanc also spoke of Kylian Mbappé, very in shape currently as we have seen again against Leipzig (3-2).
“He is very young and he has already done a lot, assures the former coach of the Blues.
In addition, I think he can still improve.
Everyone is unanimous in saying that he still has some progress to make even if he is already very strong.
I think there are two players who have marked the last decades of football: Messi and Ronaldo.
Unfortunately time is running out.
I think Killian is one of the players who can replace them, and he is French, so much the better for us!