PSG head coach, Mauricio Pochettino has named his top three players for the Upcoming 2021 Ballon D'or Award presentation.

The 30-man Shortlist for the 2021 Ballon D'or has been named and as expected, the list contains several key names.

The Nominated players are

Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain/Chelsea) Nicolo Barella (Italy/Inter Milan) Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid) Leonardo Bonucci  Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City) Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus) Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/ Manchester United) Ruben Dias (Portugal/Manchester City) Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain)

Bruno Fernandes (Portugal/Manchester United) Phil Foden (England/Manchester City) Erling Haaland (Norway/Borussia Dortmund) Jorginho (Italy/Chelsea) Harry Kane (England/Tottenham) N'Golo Kante (France/Chelsea) Simon Kjaer (Denmark/AC Milan) Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bayern Munich) Romelu Lukaku  (Belgium/Chelsea)Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Manchester City) 

Lautaro Martinez (Argentina/Inter Milan) Kylian Mbappe (France/Paris Saint-Germain) Lionel Messi (Argentina/Paris Saint-Germain) Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid) Gerard Moreno (Spain/Villarreal) Mason Mount (England/Chelsea) Neymar (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain) Pedri (Spain/Barcelona) Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool) Raheem Sterling (England/Manchester City) Luis Suarez  (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid)

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Mauricio Pochettino via MetroSports has backed Lionel Messi to win the Ballon D'or while also tipping Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski to finish behind the Argentine Superstar. Jorginho who has had a fantastic Year wasn't included in the Gaffer's Ballon D'or top 3.

"The Ballon d’Or should go to Messi without any doubt." He said

"And if I didn’t coach Messi, I would still say Messi. I answer with my heart. I always say what I feel."

"On the podium with him would have to be Lewandowski and Cristiano."

Mauricio Pochettino still Believes that Chelsea Still stands a bigger chance of winning the 2021 UEFA Champions League.

 "The favourite to win the Champions League is Chelsea, more than anything because they are the defending champion."

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Speaking Further on Kylian Mbappe's transfer Saga, Mauricio Pochettino says that:

"Mbappe is fine, he’s a calm boy with a lot of personality and a very sociable character, he is clear about things and loves football, he’s very mature for 22 years old."

"Kylian will make the decision he has to make and the club will do everything possible to keep him, because we’re taking about one of the best players in the world at 22."

"I’m left with the fact that the situation is open and in the future anything can happen, the position of a few months ago may change in the future."

"PSG as a club certainly have the ambition and ability to persuade him and offer him things so that he can stay and be happy, the possibilities that he could change his mind are there."