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'If they can win the Champions League, maybe those guys stay': PSG have to go all the way in Europe to keep hold of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, insists Owen Hargreaves, after French giants knocked out holders Bayern Munich

Owen Hargreaves claims Champions League victory could define PSG's identityHe says victory could see Neymar and Kylian Mbappe stay at the French club Steve Mcmanaman says Paris Saint-Germain must win the Champions LeagueHe claims questions will be asked of the Ligue 1 club if they fail to win the trophyMcmanaman also says winning Ligue 1 is 'not good enough' given their players 

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published: 19:20 EDT, 13 April 2021 | Updated: 19:55 EDT, 13 April 2021

Owen Hargreaves claims Champions League victory could define Paris Saint-Germain's identity as a club. 

He believes victory on the European stage could see Neymar and Kylian Mbappe stay with the Ligue 1 side next season. 

Should the dynamic duo extend their contract's at the club, Hargreaves believes PSG could 'build something fresh' under Mauricio Pochettino.    

Owen Hargreaves claims Champions League victory will define PSG's identity as a club

He told BT Sport: 'Neymar and Mbappe only have a year left on their deals. So, it feels like this is a huge moment for them.

'I’m sure Mbappe is thinking he could easily stay there or he could easily go play elsewhere - whether that be Real Madrid or Liverpool.

'For Neymar, he is 29 now. He could go back to Barca or stay at PSG.

He says Champions League victory could see Neymar and Mbappe stay at the French club

As a result, he says PSG could 'build something fresh' under manager Mauricio Pochettino

'This is a huge moment for them. They need to win the Champions League. Ligue 1 is not enough.

'If they can win the Champions League, maybe those guys stay and then they can build something fresh with Poch [Pochettino].'     

While Steve Mcmanaman says Paris Saint-Germain must win the Champions League otherwise questions will be asked of the club. 

Mcmanaman praised the French side for knocking Bayern Munich out of the competition but says they must now go on to claim the trophy given the 'nature of the players they have'. 

He added that winning Ligue 1 is 'not good enough' anymore and that  Pochettino must focus on keeping Neymar and Mbappe fit for the European stage. 

He said: 'They need to win this competition. We also speak about Manchester City needing to win the competition.

Steve Mcmanaman says Paris Saint-Germain must win the Champions League this season

He claims questions will be asked of the Ligue 1 club if they fail to win the trophy

'Because they are so dominant in their respective leagues, they need to win this trophy.

'If they don’t win it, there will be question marks about PSG because that’s just the nature of the beast and the nature of the players they have as they are such stars.

'They have to get over the line sooner or later. The league’s not good enough for Poch [Pochettino] and the cup is not good enough.

'They need to win the Champions League.

Mcmanaman went on to say how Pochettino must keep the likes of Neymar - who hit the woodwork for PSG win the first half of their second-leg tie against Bayern - safe over the coming weeks. 

Mcmanaman also says winning just Ligue 1 is 'not good enough' given their players

He added that Mauricio Pochettino must focus on keeping Neymar and Kylian Mbappe fit

He said: 'It’s a huge moment tonight [Tuesday], but can they go on? They need to keep people fit, of course that’s paramount with the semi-finals coming up in a couple of weeks.

'They need a bit of fortune wrapping everyone in cotton wool and keeping Neymar and Mbappe away from all the trouble in Ligue 1.

'They have a wonderful chance if they play like that and have the same type of commitment.'

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