When Kylian Mbappe was invited to talk about the unsportsmanlike criticism to which Neymar is regularly subjected, he was very frank.
“In Brazil they are more disposed, in France they are more serious. Here it’s not customary to show his leanings. People will think he neglects PSG because he plays poker. I think he’s starting to understand that,”Mbappe told Esquire magazine.
“It was difficult for him at first because he was experiencing it as an insult. When he arrived, they put his face on the Eiffel Tower, and six months later he was asked why he played poker. In France, people know that soccer players have addictions, but they don’t want to see that. They just want to see you playing soccer, smiling. “