Kylian Mbappé has admitted to calling Neymar 'a bum' in a fiery outburst from the PSG substitutes' bench.
The 22 year old was caught on camera remonstrating about his teammate not passing the ball his way during the Parisians' 2-0 win over Montpellier a fortnight ago.
The clip trended online and somewhat inevitably led to speculation that the pair had fallen out. However Mbappé has confirmed that whilst he wasn't happy with Neymar's actions that night, the two are still good friends.
"Yes, yes I said it," he replied when asked whether he called Neymar 'a bum' by L'Equipe. "Now these are things which happen all the time in football. It just needs to be something that doesn't linger.
"That's why, right after, given how it blew up, I spoke to him about it. We already had a few exchanges like that in the past and it will continue, because we want to win, but there shouldn't be a certain resentment.
"There isn't any here at all because I respect the player and the man, and I admire what he is. But that's it, I wasn't happy with a pass. One day it happened to me too, I didn't pass it and he wasn't happy. But there's no issue."
The former Monaco man was in the headlines yesterday after he confirmed he asked to leave Mauricio Pochettino's side in the summer due to fears he'd depart the Parc de Princes as a free agent next season. However, the move didn't materialise, giving Mbappé the chance to play alongside a certain Lionel Messi in the French capital, something the World Cup winner didn't think would ever happen.
"I never imagined him coming here!" he continued. "He's one of the rare players who I put in the 'impossible-for-me-to-play-with' category. For me, he was never going to leave Barcelona.
"I am savouring every moment alongside him. You can't forget that it remains a privilege. He's someone who loves football. He speaks with everyone, he's trying to integrate in his own way, even if he is a bit shy. But he's not shy on the pitch.
"It's amazing to think that the only other club shirt he's worn, other than Barcelona, is PSG. We have to realise that this is something extraordinary."
Mbappé has made a strong start to the season, scoring 4 times in PSG's opening 9 matches to the domestic season. He'll be hoping to build on that during the international break, where France will take on Belgium in the Nations League Semi-Final in Turin
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