A sentence pronounced by Kylian Mbappé in front of the media had been understood as a warning to Neymar. It would ultimately be an error of interpretation because it was another player who was targeted.
” Everyone should eat well, sleep well and prepare as much as possible. We have seen that when we play attacking football and go forward, they are not comfortable. We are going to go there to win and qualify. » This statement by Kylian Mbappé delivered on February 14, just after the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League lost at the Parc des Princes against Bayern Munich (0-1), caused a lot of talk at the time. And for good reason, since some media had estimated that it was intended for Neymar. In fact, a big mistake.
And this is the newspaper The Parisian who indicated on Friday who was really targeted by this offensive exit. The daily thus explained that it was Marco Verratti that Kylian Mbappé was talking about. The Italian, whose lifestyle is not always compatible with his job as a professional footballer, will surely have appreciated. But maybe not as much as Neymar (and his entourage) two months ago.
Poker and McDonalds
The day after the media release of his Parisian teammate, the Brazilian had appeared playing a poker tournament nocturnal, not without doing a little detour with his friends in a McDo. The latter had also seen fit to put a little oil on the fire by posting a photo on social networks. All this for not much since it was therefore not the “Ney” who was targeted, but indeed Marco Verratti. The text is now explained. The Italian midfielder may ask Kylian Mbappé for more details on its content.