Speaking to Prime Video in the wake of Paris Saint-Germain’s dramatic comeback win over Lille this afternoon, Kylian Mbappé was notably asked about comments he made the team’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich in midweek.
The forward – who scored two goals today but was limited to a substitute cameo on Tuesday on his return to injury – had indicated that despite the first-leg loss, the Parisians had every chance of coming back if they “eat well and sleep well”.
The comments, which came after Mbappé had breathed life into PSG’s performance and saw two goals ruled offside, were interpreted by many as a dig towards Neymar. This was compounded the following day when the Brazilian took part in late-evening Poker tournaments before being pictured eating at a McDonald’s.
The former Barcelona man nevertheless found the net this afternoon, scoring the second soon after Mbappé himself opened the floodgates. He was then substituted in the second half after spraining his ankle. His 24-year-old teammate sought to clear the air after the game over the perceived dig:
“I saw people talking about Ney, about what happened. It wasn’t a dig against Neymar. In the situation, a dig is the last thing we need. It really was a piece of advice for everyone. Because, like I said, when we have everyone available, as was the case at the start of the match, the opposition can be worried. I hope Ney comes back quickly because he’s a vital player for us.”