Paris Saint-Germain head coach, Christophe Galtier, has explained that Neymar spoke to Kylian Mbappe before taking the penalty in their latest match against Monaco over the weekend.
According to Galtier, Mbappe was the first choice of penalty taker in the PSG squad, while Neymar is the second choice.
He said this while explaining the order of penalty takers at PSG following reports of differences between Mbappe and Neymar on the matter.
PSG went behind through Kevin Volland’s strike in the 20th minute. PSG, however, created multiple chances throughout the match but had to wait until the 70th minute to get the equalizer.https://762ac688c033a2a1f6328252a7148491.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Neymar was fouled in the box by Monaco’s Guillermo Maripan and after a VAR check, a penalty was awarded.
The Brazilian international had a brief conversation with Mbappe and then proceeded to take the penalty and score.
After the game, Galtier was asked why Neymar took the penalty over Mbappe and he replied (via PSGhub): “The decision was Mbappe number 1 and Ney number 2 on this match, I saw they discussed and Ney shot it, and scored, Kylian congratulated him.”