“Mbappe Never Cheats” – Neymar Jr & Lionel Messi Tore Apart for Not ‘Giving a Damn’ at PSG After Experiencing ‘Hell’ Claims

Published 09/05/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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In soccer, controversies are not uncommon, and recently, one of the biggest bombshells was dropped by none other than Neymar Jr. The Brazilian forward claimed that he and his former teammate Lionel Messi “lived through hell” while together at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which has left fans and pundits baffled. Recently, a famous journalist replied to Neymar’s claims.

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Messi’s $150 million transfer took him to Inter Miami. While Neymar’s $400 million deal led him to Al Hilal in August. In a recent interview, Neymar shared their challenging time in the French capital, highlighting the hostility from both fans and the club.

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Paris Saint-Germain turned an important page this summer with the departures of Messi and Neymar, who don’t seem to have fond memories of their time at the club. Neymar, in particular, had some harsh words to say about his former club. In a recent interview, journalist Daniel Riolo weighed in on Neymar’s claims

Riolo went on to criticize Neymar, saying, “Neymar, it was: ‘I’m here to show myself. I’m so much stronger than you that I’m going to achieve one or two feats just to shut your mouths. But in fact, I don’t give a damn about being here either. My dream was to be at Barça.” This statement parallels Mbappé’s performances for PSG and raised questions about Neymar’s true intentions during his time at the club.

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He also asserted that “On the pitch, Mbappe never cheats,” hinting at a stark contrast between Neymar’s and Mbappe’s commitment to PSG. Kylian Mbappé also has an uncertain future in the French capital. After communicating his decision to not renew his deal beyond 2024, it seemed inevitable that he would be sold. Real Madrid emerged as the most plausible destination.

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However, the situation has since cooled down, and Mbappé has again become a crucial player for the Parisian club, scoring five goals in three games this season. Meanwhile, while speaking of Messi’s journey, Daniel Riolo didn’t hold back either.

“He had an ulterior motive”- Daniel Riolo blasts Lionel Messi

In 2021, Lionel Messi signed a two-year deal with PSG, bolstering their quest for UEFA Champions League glory. Despite the excitement, it became clear that the puzzle pieces didn’t fit.

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According to Riolo, Messi’s arrival at PSG concealed deeper intentions. Saying, “Messi spent two years at PSG, but he had an ulterior motive. It was ‘I’m here, but I don’t want to be here.”

In late 2022, Messi celebrated a career highlight with Argentina’s World Cup win in Qatar. But after the team got knocked out of the Champions League round of 16, management and supporters wanted to get rid of Messi.

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The claims made by Neymar Jr. about his and Lionel Messi’s time at PSG have ignited a fierce debate in the soccer world. Journalist Daniel Riolo’s comments have added fuel to the fire, raising questions about the commitment of these superstars to their former club.

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Sourav Jyoti Kalita is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Soccer has been a passion he follows since school days where he has participated extensively in matches where he looks for a chance to don the jersey and take the field. A fan of the glorious Red Devils, he also ardently supports his local team North East United that plays in the Indian Super League.
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