Neymar Scolds Brazilian Media Outlet For Praising Kylian Mbappe


    It appears there is still bad blood between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, with the latter giving a “vile” response to a post on Instagram praising the former.

    Reports have circulated since the exit of the Brazil international, that Mbappe was the reason behind the departure of Neymar.

    Neymar left Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2023, joining Al Hilal for a record fee of €90 million.

    How many years were Neymar and Mbappe teammates?

    Based on public perception, the 32-year-old and Kylian Mbappe weren’t on good terms, despite being teammates for about 7 years (2017 – 2023).

    Neymar’s response on social media to a positive post about Mbappe has put fuel to the fire of those rumors, with people enveloping the notion that they were truly at opposite ends.

    The Brazilian football page lauded Kylian Mbappe on Instagram, highlighting his positive side and character amid recent controversies.

    The post spotlighted the attacker’s focus on achieving success and depicted him as one, who is misrepresented in the media.

    It reads: “Mbappe is once again showing he is a good guy, the victim of a poorly told story… people confuse a guy who wants to win everything with a bad person.”

    The response of Neymar to the post praising Kylian Mbappe

    Neymar subsequently replied to the post with a comment which reads: “gringo ball sucker”, sharing his disapproval over how the Frenchman was portrayed.

    The reason for the squabble between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar is unknown, but the comment of the Brazilian have elicited different reactions across social media.

    Many are wondering why he remains bitter about his teammate despite exiting the Parc Des Princes about a year ago.

    There are those on the other side of the divide, who feel there is more to this that meets the eye.

    Update On Neymar

    Meanwhile, Neymar is currently recuperating from a cruciate ligament injury that he sustained on October 18, 2023.

    The 32-year-old suffered a major knock during Brazil’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay in the 2026 World Cup qualification encounter played in October 2023.

    Neymar is hoping that he can recover just in time for the 2024 Copa America, which will be held in the United States Of America.

    The Brazilian is yet to win the trophy and was also battling an injury, during the 2019 edition, which was won by Brazil on home soil.

    Moreover, Neymar is intensifying efforts at resuming action for Al Hilal in the coming months, with the Saudi Arabian side having a great season despite his absence.

    Before his injury layoff, the former Santos man scored 1 goal and provided 3 assists in 5 appearances for the Riyadh-based side.

    Al Hilal sit at the summit of the Saudi Pro League table with 77 points from 27 matches, while they are also in the semi-final of the Asian Champions League.

    They are odds-on favorites to win the competition, having won the Saudi Super Cup recently, defeating Al Ittihad 4-1 in the final.

    Jorge Jesus’ side are on a 42-game unbeaten run across all competitions, and they are also on a 34-game winning run dating back to August 2023, with the sublime running starting with a 4-0 smashing of Al-Raed.

    Kylian Mbappe

    For Kylian Mbappe, the captain of France is expected to join Real Madrid in the summer of 2024.

    However, he is currently helping Paris Saint Germain in what could be his final season in Paris.

    Mbappe has guided the Parisians to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League and they are the possibility of winning the competition.

    Additionally, Luis Enrique’s side sit at the summit of the Ligue 1, with 63 points from 28 league matches.

    They are also in the final of the Coupe de France, meaning Kylian Mbappe could be ending the season with a treble.

    He has scored 41 goals and provided 9 assists in 42 matches across all competitions this season.


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