Mbappe opens up about Neymar conflict

Ligue 1

Following reports that Kylian Mbappe was furious with Neymar during a recent clash against Montpellier, the French forward has now opened up about the situation and what was said.

Paris Saint-Germain beat Montpellier with a scoreline of 2-0 in that Ligue 1 tie, but Mbappe stole the headlines as, after he had been substituted off, he was visibly upset as he was seen complaining about the Brazilian winger to a teammate in footage captured by Canal + 

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PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino quickly attempted to shut down any rumours of a feud between the duo at the time, and claimed that the issue was resolved after an honest discussion took place. 

Despite the Argentine's insistence that everything was fine, French outlet L'Equipe reported otherwise, stating that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner's transfer saga with Real Madrid in the recent window resulted in a fallout with Neymar, who was reportedly bemused by his teammate's desire to leave the club. 

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In a recent interview with the aforementioned publication, Mbappe has now finally broken his silence on the situation.

The striker was asked if he had uttered the words "This bum [Neymar], he never passes to me!" to teammate Idrissa Gueye on the substitutes' bench.  

"Yes, yes, I said it," Mbappe responded, per the Daily Mirror.

"Now these are things which happen all the time in football. It just needs to be something that doesn't linger. 

"Right after, given how it blew up, I spoke to him about it. 

"We already had a few exchanges like that in the past and it will continue, because we want to win, but there shouldn't be a certain resentment. 

"There isn't any here at all because I respect the player and the man, and I admire what he is. 

"But that's it, I wasn't happy with a pass.

"One day it happened to me too, I didn't pass it and he wasn't happy. But there's no issue."

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