Kylian Mbappe’s relationship with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain might impact his career negatively in the future, Emmanuel Petit has said.
Petit believes that Mbappe has showed great maturity over the last couple of years but he has to distance himself from Neymar who is nothing but a negative influence on him.
According to him, the Frenchman should also avoid putting too much pressure on himself to win the Ballon d’Or because any attempt to force things might not end well.
He added that everyone is forgetting that Kylian is still young because he is already doing great things but he understands the fact that the fans want more.
His words, “Mbappe has progressed in three years. He arrived in football with incredible potential, an unpolished diamond,”
“He had an exorbitant transfer fee to live up to at a club populated by stars. He had to take it all on and off the pitch. In his stats, he also progressed. He has shown great maturity in many areas.
“Despite everything, he tends to annoy me more and more … he forces things too much … he tries to force it and makes the wrong decision. He is annoying even to his own team-mates.
“We forget that he is young. He has already proven great things, but we always ask for more. What he does is incredible, he has a bright future ahead of him. But putting pressure on himself because he wants to win a Ballon d’Or is annoying.
“He has to be careful with his behaviour. Too much ‘Neymar-izing’ could turn against him.”