PSG and Brazilian superstar Neymar has aroused another fuss with a social media post congratulating his PSG team-mate Lionel Messi on winning the 2022 World Cup and ignoring the golden boot winner Kylian Mbappe.
The Brazilian maestro sent a classy congratulatory message to his teammate Lionel Messi via his Twitter page but refused to appreciate France’s golden boy, Mbappe for his impact in the rogue showpiece World Cup final.
The 30-year-old Neymar had been striving to be involved in the final himself but despite his struggle to get his country into the showpiece event of the Qatar World Cup tournament, Brazil crashed out on penalties against Croatia in the quarter-finals.
And despite Brazil crashing out of the tournament, Neymar didn’t hesitate to congratulate his former Barcelona teammate, Messi.
“Congratulations brother,” the 30-year-old Brazilian star Neymar wrote on Instagram, alongside a photograph of Lionel Messi kissing the World Cup trophy.
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both went head-to-head in a thrilling final clash on Sunday, December 18 with Argentina eventually prevailing on penalties in the World Cup final.
Both legendary footballers played a huge part in the match, with Messi netting twice while Mbappe struck a hat-trick during the 3-3 draw.
The duo both successfully converted their penalties in the shootout.
However, the 35-year-old Argentine skipper defeated the other PSG star Kylian Mbappe to lift the 2022 World Cup trophy on Sunday, December 18 being the only trophy that has eluded him until then.
Lionel Messi who was celebrating at the end of the final has received a classy congratulatory message from his former Barcelona teammate Neymar.
Neymar tweeted: ‘Congratulations Brother’ along with a picture of Messi with the World Cup trophy.
Meanwhile, Neymar didn’t post any word of comfort to Mbappe or congratulate him for winning the golden boot. Neymar’s gesture could infuriate the 23-year-old French star.
At PSG, Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe have formed a feared trio but there hasn’t always been a unified relationship between the trio.
This season, there had been several indications of a rift between the French star Mbappe and the 30-year-old Brazilian legend.
The two players quarreled during PSG’s win against Montpellier in August, with Neymar preventing Mbappe from taking another penalty after the forward had missed an earlier spot-kick.
It was also rumored that Mbappe was frustrated with Neymar’s behavior and there was a claim that Mbappe wanted the Brazilian to leave PSG.
It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian would reach out to his other PSG teammate Mbappe later and silence the concept of another bitterness.