The daily L’Equipe looked at the relationship between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. The diary calls her “cordial but stormy”.
There has been talk of tensions between the stars for several weeks. The media devote a lot of space to them on signs: the behavior of both players on the pitch, reactions in social media or statements.
L’Equipe says Mbappe and Neymar’s relationship has worsened with each passing year. The collapse was supposed to happen in the summer, when the French extended his contract with PSG. He was also supposed to ensure an unprecedented influence on the shape of the team.
Although Mbappe did not demand the sale of Neymar, as “L’Equipe” points out – he was not against such a solution. The Brazilian, however, thought that his teammate from the attack was trying to push him out of the club.
The off-court contacts of the stars were kept to a minimum. Footballers try to avoid conflict situations, although it is not always successful. According to “L’Equipe”, in such situations, colleagues from the dressing room have to mediate between both players.
Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos were to intervene early in the season when a dispute over the execution of a penalty kick arose between Mbappe and Neymar. Leo Messi is also trying to alleviate the situation.
For now, the confusion in the locker room does not affect PSG’s results. The Parisians are the leaders in Ligue 1. They have won seven out of eight matches in it. Especially Neymar, who has scored eight goals, is playing excellently.