Paris Saint Germain player, Kylian Mbappe has admitted that his relationship with fellow colleague, Neymar is not always great, but says there is mutual respect between them.
There were reports of a breakdown in the relationship between the star attackers earlier this season when the pair argued over who would take a penalty in the Ligue 1 clash against Montpellier. It was suggested that Mbappe envied Neymar’s influence in the dressing room – and until Monday, the France forward had refused to comment on the reports.
“It is my sixth year with Neymar. We have always had a relationship like this, based on respect, sometimes colder and sometimes warmer,” Mbappe told reporters. “I have great respect for him and his influence on the team.
“I don’t know [who would take a penalty against Juventus], we’ll see. We have to see how it goes during the match. Being first-choice doesn’t mean you’re going to take all penalties. You have to know how to divide the cake.”
Mbappe and Neymar have been in excellent form despite claims that they are not on good personal terms. Mbappe has fired in seven goals so far for the capital club, while Neymar is the top scorer with seven goals to go along with six assists.