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'No competition between Mbappé and me' - Neymar Jr

Publish on 19/12/2019 at 15:00

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Neymar Jr. has dismissed the idea that he and Kylian Mbappé compete for the limelight at Paris Saint-Germain, reaffirming their friendship in an interview with France Football.

Neymar and Mbappé both joined the capital club in the summer of 2017, the former from FC Barcelona, the latter from AS Monaco, initially on loan.

The world's most expensive player and the French World Cup winner can occupy similar positions in the final third, but with 16 goals and seven assists between them this season, it is clear they can flourish at the same time.

'Good friends'

"My relationship with Kylian is very good," explained to 27-year-old, who has won five major honours during his time in France. "We're good friends and help each other to win matches, to score goals. I feel that there's something special. There's no competition between us.

"We help each other score goals. When one of us scores, he tells the other one: 'now it's your turn.' This is how to be in football. Be a good teammate, otherwise things won't go well."