Barca legend Xavi names one PSG star can reach Messi level

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/11/2018

Barcelona legend Xavi believes that only one Paris Saint-Germain between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar has the chance of reaching the levels of Lionel Messi.

The-19-year-old who had better 2018 having helped France to win it's second World Cup in history in Russia and also is the leading scorer in Europe's top five leagues, with 11 goals from eight Ligue 1 appearances so far this term

However, Xavi who now plies his trade in Qatari club Al Sadd has former Barcelona teammate Neymar as the player who is capable of reaching close to Messi, stating that Mbappe still has much to learn.

Xavi, who currently plays for Qatari club Al Sadd, told Catalunya Radio he said: "He's a very superior player physically.

"It's impressive that at his age he has those differences, but he could also get stuck, it's very difficult to predict.

"He still has no football maturity but, he could be one of the good ones. He is so strong, but that does not always work in elite football, he has to learn to think.

"Neymar is the player that I have seen if he manages to acquire that maturity, that might be more like Messi."

Both Mbappe and Neymar scored in PSG's 2-1 win over Lille on Friday, as Thomas Tuchel's side became the first team to win their opening 12 matches of a season across Europe's big five leagues.