To stop Kylian Mbappe from leaving for Real Madrid, PSG essentially gave him a black chequebook. The deal that followed made Mbappe the most powerful figure at PSG. He has now veto on new signings and important changes in the club management. PSG essentially gave him a deal that forces them to cater to his whims.
Recently, the off-field power seems to have gone to the 23-year-old’s head. In the second match of the Ligue 1 season against Montpellier, the star player was seen behaving in a way that has been called egotistical by the fans.
At one point, Mbappe was seen sulking on the pitch after he wasn’t given the ball. In what could have been a great counter-attacking goal, the French players stopped running as he wasn’t given the ball when asked.
Mbappe who has been made the penalty taker for PSG missed one in the starting moments of the game. When Neymar won another penalty, however, the Brazilian decided to take it himself this time. This was when Mbappe went to Neymar while brushing past a livid Lionel Messi to ask for the penalty.
Mbappe’s ego is getting way too annoying. Man pushed Messi then went to argue for the penalty, right after he missed one.
Needs to get humbled pic.twitter.com/xFh5U9E6o5
— Ziad is NOT in pain ? (@Ziad_EJ) August 14, 2022
Messi could be seen in pent-up rage after Mbappe bumps into him and goes on to ask for the penalty from Neymar.
Messi was in disbelief after Mbappe bumped into him ?
— Janty (@CFC_Janty) August 14, 2022
PSG won the match by 5-2 in the end with both Neymar and Mbappe ending up on the scoresheet. These moments from the match however have gone viral on the internet with social media users claiming that power has gone to the youngster’s head.
Neymar also added fuel to the fire after he liked a social media post calling out Kylian Mbappe. Reports have suggested that the relationship between Neymar and Mbappe has turned sour. Messi who is probably the greatest football player of this century has been caught up in the theatrics of the other two.
Twitter was flooded with fans criticising Mbappe as the video of him brushing Messi and asking Neymar for the penalty got viral.
Let’s look at some of those tweets.
Throwback when Mbappe refused to give Di Maria the penalty who was on a hattrick, just for him to miss it lol I prefer not to speak.
— Dilax (@LeoPeak10) August 15, 2022
most overrated player
— leo (@leoohdez) August 14, 2022
This guy really needs to play with Ronaldo ?????
— Lukman Opeyemi (@LukmanHorpe) August 14, 2022
Imagine 25 year old cr7 and kilyan played together, they would have rolled over for a penalty ???
— CSK10 (@messiveeran) August 14, 2022
So If Ronaldo would have come to PSG. Mbappe, Neymar & Ronaldo all would have been fighting for a penalty won by Messi.?????????? pic.twitter.com/FpFjIufHm9
— Shanvi ? (@ShanviMessi) August 15, 2022
Thiago messi has touched more ucl and ballon d'or than Mbappe ? pic.twitter.com/ZFUc82xHi0
— Diya (@Diya1030) August 15, 2022
Messi at 23 Mbappe at 23 pic.twitter.com/HtTSEa5nlw
— SM ? (@ShanXMessi) August 15, 2022
Well he owns PSG now doesn't he?
— Dk? (@DylanChirchir) August 14, 2022