PSG Introduce More Rules to Tame Players After Alleged Conflict Between Kylian Mbappe, Leo Messi Over Neymar

PSG Introduce More Rules to Tame Players After Alleged Conflict Between Kylian Mbappe, Leo Messi Over Neymar

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain players have now been banned from going to nightclubs as part of the new rules introduced at the club
  • Head coach Christophe Galtier has been quoted saying that no player would be above the new rules being implemented at the club
  • This follows previous reports that there was a clash between Lione Messi and Kylian Mbappe over Neymar's discipline

Paris Saint-Germain's new officials have taken additional steps to improve the players' discipline ahead of the new season.

Head coach Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos have been working round the clock to ensure that the side is ready for the new season's challenges.

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Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr line up prior to the preseason friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and Kawasaki Frontale. Photo by Masashi Hara.
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There is no doubt that PSG had an already strong side on paper. However, the side has added Vitinha, Renato Sanches, Hugo Ekitike and Nordi Mukiele to bolster their ranks. But there is a general feeling that new rules will have to be implemented to control the star-studded squad.

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The side is blessed with superstars, with Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar headlining the list. The Mirror now reports that Campos has banned the players from going to nightclubs in Paris.

To prove how serious the rule will be, Campos has made acquaintance with the club owners to inform him should a PSG player be seen in any of the nightclubs.

PSG players are banned from using phones during team meals

This follows another set of rules that Sports Brief had earlier reported on. Christophe Galtier, the recently appointed head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, has introduced a new set of rules at his new workstation.

Galtier took over the hot seat from the sacked Mauricio Pochettino and is keen on imparting his ideologies to his star-studded squad from the onset.

The first rule he introduced is that any player who arrives late for training without any valid reason will be denied entry to the club's facilities and sent back home. Galtier has also banned the use of mobile phones during team meals. The French coach believes that the squad should use that time during team meals to know each other and bond well.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe clash over Neymar's imminent future at PSG

These new rules are apparently a bid to tame Neymar, who is known for his love for nightlife. Sports Brief had reported that reports had indicated that Paris Saint-Germain's stars Messi and Mbappe have clashed over the imminent future of Neymar.

Mbappe is said to be unhappy with Neymar's lack of discipline. PSG are said to have put Neymar on its transfer list as the club seeks to balance its books. The Brazilian has fallen out of favour with the club's chiefs.

Neymar has since appeared to make his way back to the club's good side after impressive performances in preseason.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)