Neymar praises ‘phenomenon’ Mbappe

PSG star Neymar showered praise on Kylian Mbappe after the 19-year old scored four goals against Lyon yesterday. PSG thrashed Lyon 5-0 with Mbappe’s four goals coming in a span of only 13 minutes. PSG’s win was their 9th successive Ligue 1 win, thus breaking now-defunct Olympique Lillois’ record of 8th successive Ligue 1 wins.

Following the match, Neymar was all praise for Mbappe. He said, “Kylian is a special guy, for whom I have a lot of affection.  We have a very strong friendship so I am very happy when he scores, when he plays a match like this and I hope to help him to make more matches like this. Share the leadership with Kylian? Of course, I know my value, I know the pressure that exists, I know my responsibilities but we have many quality players who also have their responsibilities.

Kylian is one of them, he is a technical leader and the group respects him. As soon as he opens his mouth to say something we listen to him and understand him, no matter how old he is. This is a group where everyone knows the importance of each and I want to congratulate him. He could have scored even more [laughs]. For me he’s a phenomenon. I hope it will continue like that for several years because football will thank him.”

PSGnext face Amiens on October 20 before locking horns with Napoli in a Champions League fixture four days later.

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