When PSG officials persuaded Mbappe to stay, they reportedly guaranteed him to oversee decisions made at the club. It also seems that his ego is also reverberating more and more on the pitch and in statements to the press.
This weekend he rated himself and Mane as last season’s best players, right behind Karim Benzema. Now he is clearly at odds with Neymar.
The conflict between the stars has been growing for some time. The antipathy could be seen during the Saturday meeting against Montpellier.
In the 23rd minute, Mbappe missed a penalty. Before the end of the first half, the team from Paris had another chance from eleven meters. This time Neymar approached the ball and cameras caught Mbappe trying to convince the Brazilian to let him shoot again. The Brazilian persisted and used the eleven.
After Mbappe missed a penalty, Neymar liked a tweet suggesting that the young Frenchman had a penalty priority over Neymar because of a clause in his contract and that he “owns” PSG. According to L’Equipe, the players are expected to appear before the management board in the coming days and reach an agreement.
Earlier this summer, it was reported that PSG’s new sporting director Luis Campos had appointed Neymar as one of the players to leave, with Manchester City and Chelsea mentioned among the clubs concerned.
Given he has a contract until 2027, he has no intention of leaving and is playing brilliantly early in the season, a sale is now both less likely and much harder to justify.
The story of Neymar and Mbappe. Good bad starts
Neymar and Mbappé quickly became friends when they joined PSG in 2017, but their relationship has sunk in the last six months. During this time, Mbappé moved away from the Spanish-speaking group in the lineup, including Neymar and Messi, and became friends with the French group.
At one point in the game as PSG counterattacked, Mbappe stopped running after Vitinha failed to pass to him. The team continued the attack and did not score, but if the young Frenchman helped his teammates, he could have scored a goal by closing the action at the far post. RMC and L’Equipe later explained that Mbappé had experienced “personal problems” before the game.
His eyesight deteriorated day by day. First in one eye. Activities in the hall, a ball hit in the face and Michał Globisz was in the hospital. Later, visibility in the other eye faded. Nevertheless, the deserved youth coach and educator can still be found in the stands of the stadium in Gdynia – he comes to matches and his friends tell him what is happening on the pitch. In “X-ray”, the guardian of the gold medalists of the European Championships from years ago talks about learning a new life and setting the head at such an angle that the number of an oncoming trolleybus can be seen at the stop.
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