Jérôme Rothen believes on RMC antennas that PSG sold a project without Neymar to Kylian Mbappé, hence the recent disputes between the two men. And according to him, the Brazilian striker “is visibly struggling to digest that Mbappé is at the top of the project”.
“I’m not going to run into him because he’s just arrived, he’s trying to smooth things over, smooth things over. He doesn’t want to create controversy, it’s not the end of the month yet. August”: Jérome Rothen does not want to overwhelm Christophe Galtier about the disagreements between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar and especially after the ‘penaltygate’ during the match against Montpellier.
“On the other hand, there is a problem within the club compared to everything that has been sold to Kylian so that he can stay, estimates the RMC consultant in Rothen ignites. There are things that do not hold true. It is a problem of hierarchy (…) In my opinion, [Kylian Mbappé] doesn’t have a problem with Neymar because he never asked Neymar to leave the club. It is the club that sold him a project where he is at the forefront of this project and that he was without Neymar at the base”.
“At the first gap, at the first hitch, there will be problems between the two”
Rothen then explains that “the Qataris wanted to sell or at worst loan” the Parisian number 10. “How did Neymar accept that, how does he digest it? a real problem”. This Friday, the PSG coach wanted to bury the controversy over last Saturday’s penalty at the Parc des Princes, calling it an “epiphenomenon”.
The former midfielder is also planning a complicated season in the locker room between Mbappé and Neymar. “If there are ego problems, and I can say that’s the reality, it’s going to be difficult to manage for the staff, not only for Christophe Galtier but also for Luis Campos, Antero Henrique, the president, the club, the Emir, the supporters, he believes. It will be complicated, at the first gap, at the first hitch, there will be problems between the two”.
“Because Galtier has a nice speech and has changed tactically, all the problems are solved?”
“The two have been together for five years, recalls Rothen. We have seen good and less good things. Today, there is a new project. is the president who brought him. At the very top of this project, it is Kylian Mbappé. That means that they want to change things. Today, you are not going to tell me (…) that just the arrival of Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos, and the return of Antero Henrique who comes back from I don’t know where, that will solve all the problems”.
According to the consultant, the Parisian project for the current season is not yet finished, especially at the level of rookies. “When you look at the typical team today, it’s the team of last year apart from Vitinha, he notes. Because Christophe Galtier has a nice speech and has changed tactically, all the problems are resolved? Don’t mess around! I think that for the moment they haven’t managed to put everything in place yet in relation to the project sold so that Kylian stays. We’ll wait, there’s until September 2 “. Until then, PSG will want to continue their faultless. Starting with a trip to Lille this Sunday evening.