superstar Neymar says it’s a “huge honour” for him to line up aboard Kylian Mbappe – a player he believes is capable of going down in history if he continues on his current trajectory.
Neymar and Mbappe each arrived at Parc des Princes within the summer of 2017, from
Barcelona and Monaco respectively, turning into the 2 most costly players of all-time when the latter’s move was made permanent in 2018.
Mbappe has hit eighty two goals in one hundred and five appearances for PSG, establishing himself as the brightest young prospect in European soccer whereas conjointly helping France win the 2018 world cup.
Neymar’s time within the French capital has been spoilt by injuries and off-field problems, however he has still managed to get sixty six goals in seventy three outings across all competitions, and appears to be rediscovering his best form heading into the business end of the present season.
Thomas Tuchel’s men are on target for a third consecutive Ligue one crown and have conjointly been tipped to secure a first European Cup success return June, with Neymar and Mbappe leading the charge.
The Brazilian playmaker opened up on his “understanding” with Mbappe throughout an interview with FIFA.com , and talked up the potential of his “phenomenal” team-mate.
“Kylian could be a phenomenon. He has the potential to become one among the best players in history,” Neymar aforesaid.
“To have him as a team-mate is a huge honour. we understand each other very well on the pitch and off it too. i love him!”
When asked if the present PSG squad is the strongest he is he’s in, Neymar responded: “I wouldn’t say the strongest, however I feel a unique atmosphere and additional confident, and this helps a lot day by day.”
The 28-year-old spent four years in Spain with Barcelona before moving to France, where he was able to witness the skills of six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi up close.
Messi conjointly picked up a FIFA Men’s Best Player award in 2019, an award that Neymar came near to winning in each 2015 and 2017.
The PSG star describes his former Camp Nou colleague as the greatest player of all-time, however he’s not addicted to emulating the Argentine’s success in terms of individual awards.
“Playing aboard Leo was a unique experience and that we became friends,” Neymar aforesaid. “Of those I’ve seen play, Messi is the best in history!
“I’ve continually aforesaid that winning the best award isn’t an obsession, however I train hard daily to be better than the day before. I continually try and evolve individually and conjointly. If at some point I win the award it’ll be the results of my work.