Paris: Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino downplayed the reports of the media of a feud between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar during the 2-0 victory over Montpellier in Ligue 1 this week. French reports stated that Mbappe was not happy with Neymar because the ball was not passed to him, before the French international forward spoke to one of his colleagues. in bench of his dissatisfaction with this behavior. “They are two great people, things like that happen,” Pochettino told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Manchester City. He added: “Things happen among the best players. They are rivals with a desire to win and help the team succeed. I talked to them individually. Maybe they talked to each other and there are pictures showing them having fun during training. If a small accident happens, it gets confusing, but it’s just talk ”. Pochettino recently defended his decision to replace Lionel Messi during a match that ended in a win over Olympique Lyonnais in the local league, despite the Argentine star resenting his exit. The Saint-Germain coach said in a press conference on Monday that Messi is expected to attend against City, but stressed that the Argentine striker needs time to adjust to life in Paris following his transfer from Barcelona. Saint-Germain drew 1-1 in the opening round of the Champions League group stage with Club Brugge, while City won 6-3 over Rasen Ball Sport Leipzig.
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