After Brazil’s easy victory against Ghana (3-0) in a friendly on Friday in Le Havre, Neymar stopped in the mixed zone to respond to journalists. But he refused to answer a question about his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe.
Quiet afternoon for Neymar. In top form, the PSG striker confirmed his return to the fore by making another high-level performance this Friday with Brazil in a friendly against Ghana (3-0). On the pitch of Le Havre’s Océane stadium where the Seleçao took up residence earlier in the week, Ney didn’t score but did provide two assists. “It’s a good result, we’re getting closer to the World Cup, he said in the mixed zone. There is one game left (against Tunisia at the Park) and we are in the right tempo, in the right rhythm. I think our team has found the balance. There are many players with a lot of desire, they fight, they help us. It facilitates the matches and all this miscegenation (with young people) is very good. If everyone helps each other, everyone works. As a group, as we do, we will have arguments for the World Cup.”
Talkative of the Brazilian team, Neymar was much less so than Kylian Mbappé. Asked about his relationship with the French striker, he sighed and replied “Kylian? No” before slipping away. An attitude that challenges when the two PSG stars have experienced tense moments, especially at the start of the season after the penalty. “With Neymar, I think this is our sixth year together, the Frenchman said at the beginning of September. Our relationship eh… we’ve always had a relationship like that. Based on respect but always with moments like this, where there are colder moments. “. and others a bit warmer, the 23-year-old forward continued. There are times when we are going to be the best of friends and others when we talk less. It’s the nature of our relationship that it’s like that.”