September 28, 2021

Pochettino Downplays Mbappe-Neymar Drama

The tension between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) team-mates Kylian Mbappe and Neymar is not what it looks like.

That’s according to PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettino, who was interviewed on Monday, 27 September, two days after his team’s 2-0 victory over Montpellier at Parc des Princes in Paris, France.

According to reports, Mbappe – who was subbed off in the match’s final minutes – was seen complaining from the bench about Neymar’s inability to pass him the ball on the pitch.

Pochettino denied that there was anything to their supposed fall-out: “They are fantastic guys. These things happen. There are always things between top players. They are competitors who want to win and help the team achieve good.”

He went on: “It made a lot of noise outside the group but internally it was nothing. The two spoke to each other, I also spoke with them and you saw that in training, they were laughing.”

PSG is set to host Manchester City tonight, Tuesday 28 September – let’s hope that Mbappe and Neymar will be getting along this time around.

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