Paris Saint-Champions Germain’s League campaign gets underway against Juventus, but there are reports of a fight between Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after the latter was included in Paul and Mathias Pogba’s public argument.
Reports of a conflict between him and his teammate Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain have been downplayed by Kylian Mbappe.
When Neymar blocked Mbappe from taking another penalty after having an earlier penalty saved by goalkeeper Christophe Galtier, the forwards collided during the win over Montpellier in August.
After the game, Sergio Ramos reportedly had to separate the two quarreling stars in the locker room, and Neymar’s liking of social media posts making fun of Mbappe’s missed penalty has only fueled rumors of unrest.
Although there were ups and downs in his relationship with Neymar, Mbappe revealed that he still had the utmost respect for the Brazilian ahead of PSG’s Champions League Group H matchup with Juventus.
Regarding Neymar, Mbappe told reporters, “This is the sixth year, and I think our relationship has always been based on respect.
“But there have always been times like this, when it has occasionally been both a little colder and a little hotter.
“You’ll see that there are times when we are the closest of friends and other times when we don’t talk much because of the nature of our relationship.
“There is, however, a great deal of respect, and I have a great deal of respect for the player he is, the player he represents, and the significance he has for our team.
“Following that, life is not linear when you have two players with a strong character like that; sure, things happen occasionally, but they always remain in the respect and in the interest of PSG.”
When asked who would take the penalty should PSG defeat Juventus, Mbappe added: “There is always discussion, so we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out during the game.
“I believe that we are both open to talking about it. There won’t be a problem if the match determines that Neymar will shoot, and if the match determines that I will shoot, I will shoot.
“First place doesn’t require you to accept all the consequences. That doesn’t seem to exist in any club, and it certainly doesn’t when you play with three players.
“It’s important to know how to put water in your wine and how to share the cake. It’s also important to know how to feel. Tomorrow will tell, but there is no issue with that.”
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