In today’s edition, the team He reveals that the Argentine played peacekeepers between Neymar and Mbappe at the time of the “penalty gate”. The role of the former Catalan was crucial in allowing calm to return.
This affair has spoiled somewhat the Reds and Blues’ brilliant start to the season. After the French champions’ demonstration against Montpellier (5-2), Neymar really liked a tweet suggesting that the penalty hierarchy didn’t really appeal to him.
“Neymar will not be the second shooter at any club in the world. Neymar scored and insulted the goalkeeper (again) with a penalty kick. On the other hand, Mbappe was seriously injured,” he said. Can we read a user message that Neymar seems to agree with. That was enough to fill the media machine and spark fears of discord inside the Parisian locker room.
Messi, the new mainstay in the Parisian dressing room
Things soon settled after that. The two capital club stars have already shown great complicity in the matches that followed this small incident. If Christoph Galtier might have used diplomacy to end this conflict, another man would have played a decisive role.
After the penalty gate story, Leo Messi calmed down the match between Neymar and Mbappe.
The Argentine tried to bring the two players closer together.
– Newsfoot (@ActuFoot_) September 14, 2022
According to the information collected by the teamIn the locker room, Lionel Messi also played the role of mediator between these two friends. The famous daily specifies that the Golden Ball is sevenfold “Above all, try to calm things down and bring things together.”. Perhaps his closeness to the Seleção striker helped reduce tensions. We also learned that the Argentine himself before Kylian Mbappe has enjoyed a special status since extending his contract last May. On the field, the 35-year-old striker has already had 7 assists and 3 goals in 7 matches in the French Ligue 1.