Kylian Mbappe has said that Neymar would not stop sending him text messages to know how his summer move from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain was coming along.
“It is different with Neymar,” Mbappe said. “He immediately took me under his wing. In fact, he waited for me.
“Before I arrived late in the transfer window, he would not stop sending me messages [to ask about the move]. ‘When are you getting here?’ I told him: ‘Wait, I am on my way.’ However, as it took a bit of time, I think he was thinking: ‘He lied, he is not coming.’
“As soon as I finally arrived, he did everything to make me feel at ease. On the pitch, he was looking for me and passing to me often. When a player like him welcomes you like that, obviously it helps you to settle into the dressing room.”
Asked about his ambitions to win the Ballon d’Or one day, Mbappe confirmed that it is something that has crossed his mind.
“These are titles that I am aiming for as part of this team,” he said. “Players who do not win something great for their team do not win the Ballon d’Or.”
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