Since the summer of 2017, Paris Saint-Germain has had one of the best attacks in Europe on paper after recruiting Neymar (222 M €) and Kylian Mbappé (145 M €), respectively from FC Barcelona and AS Monaco. If they get along wonderfully off the field, their relationship on the green rectangle also often offers pretty combinations and can make a difference for Parisians. Yet, according to Jérôme Rothen, the 28-year-old Brazilian is still above the 21-year-old world champion.
“Since Neymar and Mbappé arrived at PSG, unfortunately Paris has not passed the cut in the Champions League, except this year, but we do not know it will end. We can take stock anyway, even if Neymar totally missed the second part of last season. We can compare the two, and quite honestly Neymar, when he is on the field and he is good, which is often the case, PSG is good and PSG wins. So in Ligue 1, we can say that they do not need Neymar, they are so above the others, they have won almost everything.
On the European scene, I have had the chance to often comment on PSG matches since Neymar and Mbappé are there. Neymar in the Champions League, as soon as he is good, he puts the team on good track. And that was not the case all the time with Mbappé. So Mbappé is younger, does not have the same position, but he was often disappointing on big games. Be careful, he has great stats, his 37 goals last year (…) I have been a supporter of PSG since I was very young, I played there, I watch all the meetings in Paris, and I have never seen playing a player as talented as Neymar in Parisian colors, “said the former PSG player on RMC on Sunday.