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Ligue 1: Neymar, Mbappe hold talks with PSG coach after latest outburst

Paris Saint-Germain stars, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, were spoken to privately by the club’s coach, Christophe Galtier, following their latest on-pitch argument.

Neymar and Mbappe have begun the season in a fine scoring form but their relationship has faced intense scrutiny following appearing fractious at times.

It has again come under the microscope after the Brazilian’s upset reaction to Mbappe ignoring the chance to give him a pass during PSG’s Champions League 2-1 win against Juventus in mid-week.

The pass would have enabled Neymar to score with a likely tap-in against Juventus.

Speaking on the development ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 tie against Brest on Saturday, Galtier said at his pre-match press conference, “The relationship is very good. That’s the truth. They’re often together in training.

Yes, there’s a situation in a match, but having spoken to Kylian Mbappe yesterday and I have also spoken to Ney, and from the discussion with Kylian Mbappe, there were two moments.

“There was the first acceleration when there was possibly a chance to pass the ball, but it was more difficult. The second time was when Kylian Mbappe got into the penalty box and didn’t see Ney.

“When you see the clip, it looks simple, but at the time, he had to make a decision. Kylian Mbappe was focused on the ball for shooting.

“I am convinced that Kylian Mbappe will get assists for Neymar, just as Neymar is capable of performing assists for Kylian Mbappe

“There is nothing else negative about that since that piece of play in the game.”

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