The French and PSG star K. Mbappe mention about two stars between him and Neymar, speaking on their rivalry.
Mbappe at his young ages of just 21, is clearly a top football star but nothing defines the French sensation more than his rare show of class and humility amid growing success, what he beautifully exampled in his first training at PSG.
Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco for a staggering fee of £180 million in August 2017 after helping Monaco win the French league with 27 goals in 60 appearances.
But before his transfer to the France capital, PSG had signed Neymar Jr from Barcelona in a deal that sent shocking waves to the world.
With two seasons together in PSG jersey, Mbappe has thrown light into his rivalry with Neymar, with the Frenchman relishing the challenge of playing alongside the Selecao star.
According to UK Sun, the French star told Neymar he would be ready to play second fiddle with him, saying “I won’t step on your toes.” “When I arrived in Paris, this was not even a debate. Neymar was the superstar,” Mbappe said.
“He got injured and missed [his chance to be at his best for] the World Cup and I won the World Cup. And then stories began to come out about our rivalry, about my willingness to take his place.
“In my first training session with PSG I said to him: ‘Don’t worry, I won’t be stepping on your toes here. I’m going to fight for the Ballon d’Or this year because you’re not in the race.
“But I assure you that I don’t want to take your place, you can keep it. I’m always here to help you’.”
Mbappe and Neymar enjoyed a prosperous year in their first season scoring 13 and 19 goals respectively and winning the French league in style.
The Frenchman later moved on to win World Cup in Russia with France, playing an integral role with 4 goals that won him the award for the best young player of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Soccar news had reported that Real Madrid are reportedly considering a whooping £340 million record fee move for French sensation Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint Germain.
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked to Real Madrid in the past since announcing his endearing presence at the global stage.