Kylian Mbappe denied claims he was having a dig at Neymar when he urged his team-mates to “eat properly and sleep properly” after their loss to Bayern Munich.
- Mbappe warned PSG team-mates after Bayern loss
- Neymar noticed at poker event
- Mbappe insists feedback aimied at entire workforce
WHAT HAPPENED? PSG have been crushed at house by Bayern within the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. The ahead warned his team-mates to make sure they’re in peak form for the return leg in Munich. Hours later, Neymar was noticed at a poker event after which went to McDonald’s in an obvious defiance of his team-mates orders.
WHAT THEY SAID: However Mbappe has denied that he was speaking particularly about Neymar, telling Prime Video: “[They were] for everybody. For everybody! I’ve seen folks speaking about Ney and what occurred afterwards…it was not a dig or something. I feel within the context we’re in now, we want something however digs. It is actually recommendation for everybody as a result of, as I stated, when we now have everybody, different groups have issues.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: PSG will probably be with out Neymar for a spell after he needed to be stretchered off with an harm throughout their 4-3 win towards Lille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Mbappe had good needs for his co-star because the French giants hope to have him again for the second leg towards Bayern on March 8.
“I hope Ney will come again quickly as a result of he is an important participant for us,” he stated.
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WHAT NEXT FOR PSG? Mbappe and his PSG co-stars will tackle Marseille of their subsequent Ligue 1 match.