Neymar Aims Dig at Mbappe with bizarre Instagram Comment

Neymar Aims Dig at Mbappe with bizarre Instagram Comment

Isaac Darko
April 17, 2024 at 12:01 PM
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  • Neymar Junior has hit out at ex-colleague Kylian Mbappe
  • The two superstars have reportedly had a strained relationship
  • Mbappe scored twice as PSG knocked Barcelona out of the UCL

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Neymar has lashed out at his ex-PSG colleague Kylian Mbappe with a bizarre comment on Instagram.

Despite spending six years together in France, their partnership didn't quite live up to expectations.

Both renowned attackers were brought to the Parisian club in 2017 with hopes of bolstering their Champions League prospects.

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar during Paris Saint-Germain's training session on August 19
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar during Paris Saint-Germain's training session on August 19th. Photo by Hugo Pfeiffer.
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But they failed to win the coveted European title despite PSG's dominance in French football from 2017 to 2023.

In recent seasons, tensions escalated between the two forwards, with Neymar feeling discontented about playing second fiddle to Mbappe despite being intended as the team's primary star.

Last summer, the Brazilian superstar departed PSG for Saudi Arabia, purportedly securing an annual salary of around £130 million.

Currently rehabilitating from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury sustained while representing Brazil in October last year, Neymar remains in the spotlight. Just recently, he took to criticising an Instagram account that lauded his former teammate Mbappe.

The account posted about Mbappe, stating: "Mbappe is once again demonstrating his character as a good person, portrayed unfairly in a misrepresented narrative.

Neymar took exception to the post, and left a comment in which he called the admin a "Ball sucker."

Mbappe hailed as a future GOAT

Sports Brief also previously reported on how fans reacted to Mbappe’s masterclass against Barcelona on Tuesday.

Many users on X were adamant that it was only a matter of time before the Frenchman won the Ballon d’Or award.

Mbappe continued his brilliance in the most competitive club competition worldwide: the UEFA Champions League.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)