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Kylian Mbappe downplays Neymar feud, classifies Brazilians as hot and cold | Football News

Kylian Mbappe has downplayed reports of a feud between himself and Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar.

Against Montpellier in August, Neymar ignored the order of penalties assigned by manager Christophe Galtier to prevent Mbappe from taking another penalty after saving earlier.

Sergio Ramos reportedly had to separate the two feuding stars in the dressing room after the game, and Neymar took to social media to tease Mbappe for missing a penalty. Liked the post, fueling speculation of anxiety.

But before facing Juventus in PSG’s Champions League Group H, Mbappe made it clear that despite his ups and downs in his relationship with Neymar, he has the utmost respect for the Brazilian. did.

Mbappe told reporters: “As for Neymar, this is the sixth year and I think we’ve always had this kind of relationship based on respect.

“But we’ve had moments like this all the time, and sometimes we’ve had moments that were a little cold and moments that were a little hot.

“We are best friends and sometimes we don’t talk much, but that’s the nature of our relationship.

“But I have a lot of respect for him as a player, the player he represents and the importance he has in our team.

“Then, when you have two players with such strong characters, life is not linear. Sure, sometimes things happen, but it’s always for the respect and benefit of PSG.”

Asked who would take the penalty if PSG scored against Juventus, Mbappe said: “Let’s see what happens. There’s always an argument and we’ll have to see how it goes during the match.

“I don’t think we’re both closed [to discuss it]If Neymar shoots in the game, Neymar shoots, if I shoot in the game, I shoot, it doesn’t matter.

“Being number one doesn’t mean taking every penalty. I don’t think it exists at every club, especially when you play with three players.”

“You have to know how to share the cake and the feel. It’s a matter of feeling. You also have to know how to water the wine. We’ll see tomorrow and that’s fine.” .”

Mbappe was dragged by the Pogba brothers’ spit

Mbappe is being dragged into another unfolding drama hitting French football after Matthias Pogba claims his brother Paul put a curse on the PSG striker.

Matthias promises to reveal “explosive” information about his brother and other players, claiming that Paul was a victim of coercion at the hands of his brother.

Asked if the incident involving the Pogba brothers would damage his relationship with the French international Paul, Mbappe said: “No, because I believe today I prefer to take my teammates’ words at their word.

“He called me and gave me his facts. As I speak today, it’s his word to his brother’s word, so I trust my team-mates.”

“I think we have great competition, also for the benefit of the selection. At the moment, I think he has some problems. I don’t think it’s the moment to add to his problems. Go. , I am completely cut off from all of them.”

Pogba questions World Cup after knee surgery

Paul Pogba to undergo knee surgery, could miss France’s World Cup defense

Juventus and French midfielder Paul Pogba are throwing big questions about the World Cup in Qatar as he needs surgery for a knee injury.

The 29-year-old is still out of the campaign after picking up an injury during pre-season and the club decided surgery was needed to fix the problem.

“Pogba had a second training session this morning, but it was decided that he would stop midway through and undergo surgery,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday.

“We are realistically looking to get him back in January. The World Cup is not my problem, Juventus’ problem is he coming back in January.”

Pogba returned to Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United this summer, but an injury kept him out of his second appearance for the Bianconeri.

France’s first World Cup defense will be against Australia on November 22nd.