PSG peacemaker revealed amid ugly megastar clash – RT Sport News

Veteran defender Sergio Ramos reportedly became a peacemaker on Saturday night at Paris Saint-Germain as the two belligerents Neymar and Kylian Mbappe nearly came to blows with “thrown objects” backstage at the Parc des Princes.

Tensions between the players were evident as the Ligue 1 champions beat Montpellier at home this weekend.

At one point in the 5-1 win, Mbappe missed a penalty, then passed Lionel Messi and demanded Neymar let him take a second.

The Brazilian refused the Frenchman’s request and continued to convert his spot kick and then pocket a brace.

In another incident for which he was widely criticized, Mbappe was also seen sulking and giving up during a counterattack when Vitinha passed the ball to Messi and not him, although it was then been attributed to ‘personal issues’ as the 23-year-old. former would have gone through RMC Sport.

While Neymar ‘liked’ a few Twitter posts from Portuguese-speaking fan accounts that criticized Mbappe, reports later emerged of a rift in the pair’s relationship sparked by Mbappe’s alleged support for the world’s record signing. world 2017 Neymar to discharge this summer.

According to Le Parisien, however, former Real Madrid captain Ramos, who joined the Qatar-backed giants last summer with Messi, acted as a peacemaker between the duo after the Montpellier win.

On Twitter, a French journalist claims that a confrontation the day after the Montpellier beating saw the pair nearly come to blows, banging their heads and having to be separated by their team-mates as objects were also thrown.

L’Equipe said on Monday that PSG had ordered crisis talks between the two players. However, it was also reported by Le Parisien that a meeting with the new sporting director Luis Campos has already taken place on Sunday.

Campos, who has known Mbappe from their Monaco days together and was even said to have been recommended by the youngster to replace Leonardo due to the power he has had since signing his contract extension, told the players that their issues should be discussed privately . and not with the whole world watching them.

Mbappe and Neymar are said to have put their dispute aside, but a source told Get French Football News earlier this week that Mbappe believes there is only room for two superstars in the French capital and not three.

Having learned from Neymar over the past half-decade since they both joined the club in the same summer five years ago, Mbappe now believes the time has come to learn from Messi instead, which therefore makes Neymar a disposable item.

With Neymar in blistering form in 2022/2023 and already providing five goals and three assists, that, combined with his high salary and a contract that runs until 2027, means selling him won’t be an easy task.

More likely than the departure of the Santos academy product, Cristophe Galtier will have to heal Neymar’s relationship with Mbappe as their internal battle becoming the catalyst for another Champions League implosion could cost the new manager his job.

In a clash of champions from the past two seasons, PSG take on Lille in their next Ligue 1 outing on Sunday night.


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