When it seems that the sporting panorama of Paris Saint-Germain improves on the pitch, a controversy does not leave the squad alone. The victory of Christophe Galtier’s team against Montpellier revealed the bad relationship between former Barcelona players Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi, with the young world champion Kylian Mbappé.
PSG ended up winning at the Parc des Princes for the second date of Ligue 1. Those from the City of Light scored five goals again, on the first day they thrashed Clermont 5-0, but in the last match they came back of Mbappe. The former Monaco was injured in the preseason and could not be in the French Super League or in the league debut.
When the renewal of the French jewel was known on May 21, speculation began about the powers that Al-Khelaifi would have granted to the 23-year-old. In the first instance, he would be placed as the head of the project beyond the presence of Messi and ‘Ney’. In addition, they would have given him the power to choose the players he wants in the team.
The situation worsened against Montpellier and, for many media, the nonconformity of the other referents with Kylian was evident. A penalty at minute 23, which the ex-Brazilian Santos did not allow to collect, which Mbappé ended up missing later; and several images of summits between Lionel Andrés and Neymar in which they left the Parisian isolated.
Messi’s play for Mbappé
Beyond all those media questions, in training they are still Saint-Germain players. It seems that ‘Leo’ knows how to differentiate, thanks to his experience, and continues to take advantage of the undeniable talent that his young partner has. The Argentine approached three defenders (among those Ramos and Marquinhos) and then put a masterful assist to Kylian Mbappé.