Mbappé n’a pas demandé le départ de Neymar, selon Rothen

Mbappé n’a pas demandé le départ de Neymar, selon Rothen

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Jérôme Rothen reacted on Monday to insistent rumors that Kylian Mbappé had requested the transfer of Neymar during the summer transfer window. The member of the Dream Team RMC Sport does not believe it for a second and reveals certain possible promises made to the Mbappé clan before its extension.

PSG have been flawless since the start of the season with four wins in as many games in all competitions. Carried by a sparkling Mbappé-Messi-Neymar trio, the Ile-de-France club is enjoying the start of Ligue 1. Enough to silence certain rumors of a falling out between the French star and his Brazilian teammate. At the microphone of Rothen ignites this Monday, Jérôme Rothen denied the lies around supposed transfer window requests from the tricolor world champion.

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“Mbappé, he didn’t ask for anything. The thing is clear and it’s not me who says it, it came out it’s like that, dropped the consultant on RMC. Anyway, knowing a little more Kylian, he would never have allowed himself… I’m going to say Kylian Mbappé because afterwards we’ll say that I call him Kyky. And I’m not going on vacation with him. Under no circumstances Kylian Mbappé, as professional as he is , did not ask for the departure of so and so.”

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Neymar hasn’t had any offers this summer according to Rothen

Sparkling since the start of the season with five goals and six assists during the three L1 days played, Neymar has been pushed out this summer. But not by Kylian Mbappé if not by the management of PSG, anxious to put an end to the lack of rigor of the Brazilian.

“Mbappé wanted a different sports project and that’s why he took a long time to extend. When we sell him a sports project, I’m sorry, but we sell him a new project and the Qataris arrive in front of him saying that this project will be done without Neymar because they did not want to keep him for X reasons, chained Jérôme Rothen. Afterwards, he either accepts or he does not accept. But when we sell him a project like that and that ‘after fifteen days of preparation Neymar had no offer, because nobody wanted him and even when they wanted to lend him nobody wanted him, Neymar put himself in optimal condition to be at the top physically in perspective of the World Cup and also to be good on the pitch… Well, you have to deal with it.”

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Rothen wouldn’t understand if Mbappé refused to play with Neymar and Messi

Neymar seems sharper than ever at the start of the season. Ditto for Lionel Messi who, like the Brazilian striker, has already launched his rise for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 20 – December 18). When the Seleçao player and the Argentinian evolve at such a level of performance as that which they show in Paris for the recovery, Kylian Mbappé will have no difficulty playing with them according to Jérôme Rothen.

“Kylian Mbappé doesn’t want to overshadow Neymar. But he stayed for such and such a thing. I think very honestly, and I don’t want to speak for him, but I guess that when you see the match against Lille.. . […] The problem is that on the Lille match, if you ask Kylian Mbappé when you see the quality of Neymar’s or Messi’s match and their passing quality, of course he wants to play with these players, again assured the former midfielder of Monaco and PSG on RMC. It would be completely stupid to say no. How he loved playing with Angel Di Maria because Di Maria was the only player who played first intention and served him last year.”

Neymar irreproachable… for now

Brilliant with the ball, Neymar has shown great involvement on and off the pitch since the start of the season. A professionalism praised by Christophe Galtier and which results from the sporting or institutional choices made by the coach and Luis Campos.

“It was time for him to leave at the level of his thinking. But there was a change of strategy at Kylian Mbappé. For me, what did we tell him? It’s very simple, it’s more professionalism. It’s a firmer speech with those who go a little out of control, estimated the member of the Dream Team RMC Sport. For the moment, Christophe Galtier says it, Neymar is perfect in his state of mind during training. He’s still there, he hasn’t missed a game and he’s very good. But the day Neymar will arrive upside down because he went to bed at 5 a.m. morning because of a poker tournament or a trip and he’s going to miss a game because this or that…”

And Jérôme Rothen concludes with a slight downside: “How Christophe Galtier is going to manage this? For the moment, even in terms of discipline, I liked what happened with the penaltygate last week. The fire was immediately put out and they explained themselves. […] Neymar and Mbappé have defused this and explained themselves. But when it wins and you are good, there are no problems.”

Jean-Guy Lebreton with RMC

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