No Rift between Cavani and Neymar — Mbappe

By Daily Sports on November 20, 2018

Views: 126

France's Kylian Mbappe has revealed that Neymar laughed off his recent run-in with Paris Saint-Germain teammate Edinson Cavani after the pair clashed during Friday's friendly match between Brazil and Uruguay.

Cavani was booked for fouling Neymar during Brazil's 1-0 win at London's Emirates stadium, the Brazilian then largely rejected the Uruguayan's attempt to help him back to his feet and Cavani tossed him the ball.

Cavani played down the clash after the game by saying that "things happen on the pitch that raise the temperature, but we reflect after the match and things go back to normal," while Neymar asked: "What did [Cavani] say? He said nothing. Either that, or I did not hear what he said."

Mbappe also said there was no enmity between his two main strike partners at club level after he got in contact with Neymar."Edinson is always up for the game, so there is no need to give him extra motivation for matches," the 19-year-old told reporters while with the France squad. "He is a great player and having him with us at PSG does us a lot of good.

"I sent Neymar a video of his clash with Edinson via WhatsApp and he just laughed in response, so that says it all. It was nothing, it was a duel and they were defending their countries. They both gave everything, which you have to do when you go for the ball, and contact is a part of the game – that is all.

"This will not stop them from hugging and making up at PSG and then scoring goals together once we are back with PSG. There is no problem."

Neymar and Cavani have had a prickly relationship since the former's arrival from Barcelona for €222 million in the summer of 2017, which came to light early on when the two openly argued over which of them would take a penalty during a Ligue 1 home win over Lyon.

Mbappe was part of a France team that lost 2-0 away to Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League last week and will come up against Cavani at Stade de France on Tuesday when Uruguay pay a visit to the French capital to close 2018, while Neymar's Brazil will face Cameroon in the English town of Milton Keynes. (Goal)

•Photo shows Neymar and Cavani

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 20, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


You may also like...
Cristiano Ronaldo admits ‘revelation’ Mo Salah is major...

Rivers United ace, Ihunda out for 6 months...

Lagos At 50: Tinubu to fight Holyfield today...

Tiger Woods in contention at Valspar Championship as...

Ex-boxing champ held for alleged sexual abuse

Egypt’s Salah becomes honourary citizen of Chechnya


Latest News Rekindling the glory of Nigerian sports, By Maximus Rex Umeh Data-driven sports management hits SA shores with launch of SAP Sports One Delta wins 2018 National Sports Festival title, hits 85 gold Shola Shoretire emerges youngest player in UEFA Youth League South Africa, Egypt, Congo Brazzaville bid for AFCON 2019 Young Arsenal side ease to final group win over Qarabag English FA Chief Executive Glenn resigns Cahill doesn’t fit style, can leave Chelsea — Sarri WTA gives increased protection for returning mothers on tour for 2019 Djokovic and Halep named 2018 ITF world champions Ousmane Dembele ‘asks for forgiveness’ from Barcelona team-mates Morata injured as Chelsea draw final Europa League group game


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,744 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,799 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,560 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,768 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,969 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,788 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (32,887 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,873 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,767 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,784 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,825 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (29,117 views)




News Athletics (271) Basketball (133) Boxing (522) Columnists (366) Euro Soccer Update (3678) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (45) Golf (71) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4571) NPL Glo Premier League (962) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (486)



Classic games


Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media