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Ex-Real Boss Names Two Stars To Succeed Messi & CR7

A former Real Madrid boss, who guided Los Blancos to one of their recent UEFA Champions League titles, has named two stars he thinks can succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the two best players in the game.

Read: Ronaldo Names His 5 Ballon D'Or Favourites, Snubs Messi

Carlo Ancelotti, who famously led Los Blancos to their 10th UCL triumph in 2014, is now in charge of Serie A side Napoli and will face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have helped their side to 12 wins in their first 12 Ligue 1 games, and the Italian tactician believes the pair can be the heirs to Messi and Ronaldo.

"I think Kylian Mbappe and Neymar can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the global football landscape," Ancelotti told Telefoot.

"If Kylian doesn't win the Ballon d'Or this year, he certainly will over the next few seasons.

"Neymar has a new position and is at the heart of the team now. His new placement allows him to be more dangerous and effective for his team."

Napoli host PSG this week and currently sit one point above the French champions in second place in Group C, with Liverpool in top spot at the halfway point of the group stages.

"It's an important game and can be decisive for both teams," Ancelotti added.

"We ended up in a very difficult group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The result can be decisive for the future of our side in the competition, but the same goes for Paris.

"We need an extraordinary performance in order to get the victory because we don't have the kind of exceptional players they do throughout the squad.

"They (PSG) have lacked experience in the important moments of the Champions League, but the team is stronger this season and the players have more belief in themselves.

"They know that they can win the Champions League this term. This is a game that can decide the destinies of these two teams."

Read: What Is The European Super League?

Group C leaders Liverpool will face Crvena Zvezda in the other group fixture on Tuesday night.

Between Liverpool, PSG and Napoli, which two teams do you think will make it out of Group C? Have your say in the comments section below.


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