The images of Kylian Mbappé very up against his attack partner Neymar, during the match between PSG and Montpellier, went around the world, Saturday night. Just over 24 hours away from a Champions League clash against Manchester City, the relationship between the two men is not in good shape within the club of the capital.
Neymar and Mbappé, already the disenchantment at PSG ?
Saturday at the Parc des Princes, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé struggled to find themselves during the match of the 8th matchday of Ligue 1 which opposed Paris Saint-Germain to Montpellier HSC. And even if at the final whistle of the referee it was Mauricio Pochettino’s men who won (2-0), the 22-year-old French international was very reassured vis-à-vis the 29-year-old Brazilian striker, who forgot him on a big occasion.
After an assist from Neymar for Julian Draxler, the cameras of Channel+ caught Mbappé moaning on the bench of the Parisian substitutes. Then, pointing to Neymar, he addresses Idrissa Gueye in these terms : “This tramp, he never passes me by. » The connection problems between the two Pochettino protégés observed since the beginning of the season are not the result of chance according to Bixente Lizarazu. For the 1998 world champion, the problem could be related to the arrival of Lionel Messi.
“Neymar and Mbappé ? It was a couple last year… I do not know if it is the arrival of Messi that redistributed the cards, in any case we have the impression that they no longer have the same ease to play together “, analyzed the sports consultant on Channel+. Four years after the start of their “love at first sight”, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar would be a little cold.
Mbappé and Neymar explained after PSG-Montpellier
Based on information gleaned from the daily The Team, “the vision of both men has evolved in recent months “, Neymar not understanding the insistence of Kylian Mbappé to want to leave the Paris Saint-Germain. Also according to the same source, the Neymar clan would not have also understood why Bondy’s child was absent during some evenings organized between PSG players.
Continuing, the Ile-de-France media also reveals that on the side of the former Monegasque, he “had this recurring impression in recent months of not always being highlighted in the offensive animation and sometimes being forgotten by his South American partners “. However, the entourage of the young Frenchman indicates that it is not necessary to “overinterpreting “ the little phrase launched by the 2017 Golden Boy from the bench on Saturday night.
The Team also specifies that Mbappé and Neymar explained themselves at the end of the match and things went back in order since the two players were seen arm in arm during Sunday’s training.