Pochettino downplays Mbappe-Neymar spat ahead of City clash

The 22-year-old who is wanted by Real Madrid seemingly complained on the bench that Neymar "doesn't give me the pass".
Pochettino downplays Mbappe-Neymar spat ahead of City clash
Mbappe and Neymar

Paris St-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has watered down the spat between his star players, between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

The Frenchman had a word or two about his Brazilian teammate after he was substituted late on in Saturday's win over Montpellier.

BBC reports that the 22-year-old who is wanted by Real Madrid seemingly complained on the bench that Neymar "doesn't give me the pass".

However, speaking ahead of tonight's Champions League match, Pochettino said the guys are in good spirit.

He said, "They are fantastic guys. These things happen.

"There are always things between top players. They are competitors who want to win and help the team achieve good."

"I have spoken to them individually," he said. "They may have also spoken to each other and there have been photos of them enjoying ourselves in training.

"If there is a small incident sometimes that can create a wave but it is actually just talk."

PSG would be relying on the duo's free-scoring form on Tuesday when they host Manchester City for their second Group A game at the Parc des Prince.

Mbappe has scored 136 goals in 180 games for PSG, with Neymar - who has had frequent injury problems - hitting 88 in 121.

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