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Mbappe Hails ‘Perfect Teammate’ Neymar

Paris Saint Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has hailed Neymar as “the perfect teammate.” Mbappe and Neymar both joined PSG during the summer, to form a lethal attacking trio with Edinson Cavani.

19-year old Mbappe insists he is learning from Neymar and has refuted the public perception of the Brazilian as an individual in the dressing room.

“People on the outside see a Neymar on the pitch, but that's not him," Mbappe told Marca. "People see him doing tricks and dribbles and think that he is only trying to enjoy himself, that he's selfish and only thinks about himself.

“But when you share a dressing room with him you realise that it's not the case. It's true that he's a very kind person, that he is interested in others. He's very nice, and he plays for the team first.

"His football is all about dribbling and skills and you aren't going to ask him to stop because he does it very well.

"There's nobody who dribbled like him in this aspect of the game, he's a footballer who can win us titles and we have to take advantage."

Mbappe also says that he, Neymar and Cavani give no thought to whether they are considered the best attacking combination in world football.

“Honestly, we don't think about it, we don't think about being the best attack in the world, only the best team in the world," Mbappe said of such suggestions.

"What we want to do is win and be competitive, it's good that we are the best attack in the world, but it doesn't guarantee you anything, it's the whole team that wins. It's true that it's good to have a good striker, but you have to win."

 
 

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