Long adored around the world, Kylian Mbappé no longer has the same popularity rating in some countries. In South America, and more particularly in Brazil, the Paris Saint-Germain striker is now the target of many criticisms, in particular because of his relationship with Neymar.
Neymar’s silence speaks volumes. After the friendly match won against Ghana (3-0) on Friday in Le Havre, the Brazilian playmaker refused to discuss his relationship with Kylian Mbappé. Instead of answering the question, the Auriverde international sighed before leaving the mixed zone looking annoyed. This reaction, in addition to the “penalty gate” followed by “likes” at the start of the season, shows that the two Paris Saint-Germain teammates are no longer the best friends in the world. And this is undoubtedly one of the reasons for the fall in popularity in Brazil.
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Indeed, UOL Esporte journalist Rafael Reis notes that Kylian Mbappé’s detractors now far outnumber his admirers. To begin with, our colleague claims that a statement by the Frenchman has greatly disappointed football fans in South America. The Paris Saint-Germain striker had created controversy by claiming that the European selections, more accustomed to matches against quality opponents, were better prepared than the South American nations.
Neymar unwanted, the Brazilians did not like
The tricolor international was seen as an arrogant player, then attracted by money when he put aside his dream of wearing the Real Madrid shirt, in order to favor a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Many would have noticed that Kylian Mbappé was ultimately like all the other players. Finally, the former Monegasque, considered more selfish on the pitch, is criticized because of rumors that he asked his leaders to push Neymar out this summer. What tarnish its image in Brazil.