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Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Both Name Toughest Opponents They've Faced In Their Careers So Far

Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Both Name Toughest Opponents They've Faced In Their Careers So Far

Paris Saint-Germain superstars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have both opened up about the toughest opponents they have faced in their respective playing careers.

Both Mbappe and Neymar have become integral members of Thomas Tuchel's trident attack force since their respective arrivals at the Parisian club.

And both PSG forwards have played alongside and faced a plethora of world-class stars in their careers so far.

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Mbappe, 21, revealed that he came up against his toughest opponent when he was starting out his career at Monaco.

Speaking to Eurosport during a quick-fire Q&A session, the World Cup-winning Frenchman only had one name on his mind when it came to the toughest opponent he had faced.

"Gianluigi Buffon," Mbappe said.

Mbappe came up against the Italian legend during Monaco and Juventus' Champions League semi-final showdown in 2017.

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Meanwhile, Neymar turned his attention to an "excellent" defender who he praised for his goalscoring abilities as well.

The 28-year-old Brazilian winger, who left Barcelona for PSG in 2017, named Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos as the best player he has played against.

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"The best player I've faced? Sergio Ramos," Neymar told Oh My Goal.

"Because he's an excellent central defender and what's more, he scores goals. It's very difficult to play against him."

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Neymar also opened up about his experience with Lionel Messi at Barcelona and insisted it was an "honour" to play alongside the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"For me, he's the best player in the world," the Brazil international said.

"The best that I've seen play. We made a magnificent duo, it was a pleasure for me and an honour to play with him. And on top of that, he's my friend."

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Topics: Football News, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Ligue 1, PSG, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe

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