Kylian Mbappe increasingly looks unsettled at the Parc des Princes, in a season that he would probably prefer to have been spending at Real Madrid. The latest evidence of this is the recent clip showing Mbappe complaining to teammate, Idrissa Gana Gueye that Neymar doesn't pass the ball to him. The incident was captured during the weekend at the Ligue 1 against Montpellier.
Why was Mbappe angry at Neymar?
Kylian Mbappe was seen to be visibly angry on the bench after he was replaced by Julian Draxler in the Matchday 8 game against Montpellier on Sunday. The 22-year-old started the game alongside Neymar and Angel di Maria, but failed to find the back of the net during the 88 minutes he spent on the pitch. A few seconds after coming off, Neymar provided an assist for Draxler to score the second goal of the game in a 2-0 win.
Then, Mbappe was seen complaining to Idrissa Gueye, allegedly saying that, "that tramp doesn't pass to me. Yes, yes, he doesn't give the pass to me." The video footage was captured by Canal+. The French forward has gone 4 matches without scoring a goal for PSG. Mbappe tried to leave Paris Saint-Germain this season, after refusing to sign a contract extension and his current deal expiring in June 2022. Real Madrid are reported to be his choice destination, with the Spanish club putting in a bid worth £160m to sign him last summer.
What did Mauricio Pochettino say about Mbappe and Neymar?
The PSG coach has watered down the supposed spat between both players, saying that it is only expected between two professionals who are driven to win. Mauricio Pochettino said: "They are fantastic guys. These things happen. There are always things between top players. They are competitors and want to win. I have spoken to them both individually and they have also spoken together to each other. There are photographs from training of them enjoying themselves. The target is to win. If there is a small incident then it sometimes creates a big wave. But that’s all outside the club. In reality it’s a minor problem. It’s really nothing."
Neymar, Mbappe and Messi all started Tuesday's UEFA Champions League fixture against Manchester City and all three players were on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. Kylian Mbappe gave an assist to Lionel Messi for the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner to score his first PSG goal.