Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is braced for a challenging Tuesday night from Paris Saint-Germain, who are led by the heirs to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
The Light Blues claimed an impressive 2-2 draw at Paris last time out to remain one point ahead in Group C.
Now it’s Napoli who will play hosts at their Stadio San Paolo this week for the return fixture.
Three points in Italy will put Napoli in a strong position to reach the Champions League knockout stages.
But former PSG coach Ancelotti expects his old side to hand them a gruelling test with the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe leading the charge.
Mbappe, in particular, has won over many pundits after his impressive year with some even predicting him to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or.
While agreeing that the teenage sensation is a candidate, Ancelotti is certain Mbappe will win the Ballon d’Or whether it’s now or later.
“He is a credible candidate to take the place of these champions [Ronaldo and Messi] who win all the trophies,” Ancelotti told Telefoot.
“I think that Mbappe and Neymar can be the successors of Ronaldo and Messi.
“If he [Mbappe] does not win the Ballon d’Or this year, he will win it in the coming years without any problem. All teams dream of having him.”