The 2022/23 season might just be a couple of weeks old, but already there is tension and dressing room unrest at Paris Saint-Germain, leading to a ‘clear the air’ meeting.
Although the French champions won 5-2 against Montpellier at the weekend, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were frustrated on the pitch.
The Frenchman stopped at one point when Neymar failed to pass him the ball and this clip has gone viral.
Mbappe then asked Neymar for the ball for PSG’s second penalty of the game, although the younger player missed the first attempt.
Neymar kept the ball and scored before liking a tweet criticizing Mbappe and the decision to make him the team’s main penalty taker.
PSG will intervene and speak with Neymar and Mbappe
According to L’Equipe, PSG’s hierarchy have decided to intervene now before the situation escalates.
Coach Christophe Galtier and sports adviser Luis Campos will speak to both strikers sometime this week, according to the French publication.
They will call for calm and ask the players to work together for the good of the team.
There are reports that other players at PSG, such as Neymar and even Lionel Messi, are not happy with how much Mbappe has become the cornerstone of PSG’s project following his contract renewal.
Rumor has it that Neymar’s entourage is not happy with the PSG hierarchy, so this may come up in a “clear the air” meeting.
The Brazilian was even linked with a move away from the club earlier this summer but was then set to stay and continue working to bring a first European Cup to Paris.
If Mbappe, Neymar and Messi can work together, PSG clearly have a scintillating front line. But maybe it’s a big if.