NEYMAR was furious with Kylian Mbappe last night after the French superstar tried to score a hat-trick instead of playing a simple pass to his team-mate.
PSG had carved out a comfortable 2-0 lead against Juventus in the Champions League as their attacking ability shone in the first half.
But the old lady managed to drag herself back into the game in the second half – just minutes after Mbappe missed a chance to assist in an easy third goal.
The moment underscored widespread tensions between the two stars in PSG’s dressing room and once again raised questions as to whether the French club can handle the egos that make up the squad.
The moment came just minutes after half-time when Paris Saint-Germain’s world-class Front 3 – Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mbappe – reunited.
Messi broke into Juve’s half on the counterattack and played in Mbappe, who stormed into the penalty area.
The 23-year-old came on target from a tight angle and Neymar found the far post free.
Instead of delivering a simple pass to his teammate to inevitably score, Mbappe instead opted to go on target from a difficult angle and lashed his shot into the side netting.
A visibly angry Neymar demanded an explanation but Mbappe didn’t even seem to acknowledge his protests.
The ex-Monaco forward was in search of a hat-trick after scoring two stunning goals early in the game.
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His decision to pursue fame and not pass it on to his teammates may have been a revealing moment in Neymar and Mbappe’s strained relationship.
Multiple reports have pointed to a chill between the pair in the final chapter of player power dominating PSG.
In a press conference ahead of the Juventus game, Mbappe even admitted their friendship was far from smooth.
He said: “This is the sixth year with Neymar. We’ve always had such a relationship, based on respect but sometimes with warmer and colder moments.
“It’s the nature of our relationship. I have a lot of respect for the player he is.
“When you have two players with such character, you have moments like this, but always with respect and in the interests of PSG.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6165240/neymar-mbappe-messi-psg-juventus/ Neymar rages at Kylian Mbappe after refusing a simple pass as the Frenchman chased a hat-trick in PSG victory