Brazil defender Dani Alves said France striker Kylian Mbappe still did not understand that his Paris Saint-Germain team mates Lionel Messi and Neymar were older than him and urged the 23-year-old to make the most of his time with them.
Alves played in Paris Saint-Germain with his compatriot Neymar and Mbappe, the newcomer at the time, between 2017 and 2019, and he also played alongside Messi in Barcelona during eight years full of titles.
And last September, Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier played down the existence of a dispute between Mbappe and Neymar, after it appeared that the French player angered the Brazilian after he preferred to shoot the ball rather than pass it during a Champions League match.
And last month, Galtier revealed that PSG had changed its system to test how this attacking trio of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar could work more effectively.
“Mbappe is a phenomenon who has not yet understood that those who play with him in attack are more of a phenomenon than him,” Alves, 39, told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Neymar and Messi are Friedan, they do things that no one else can see or can do. The player must know.” He’s great and understands who he plays with, his teammates enhance your potential.”
Alves, who now plays with Pumas, confirmed that Mbappe should benefit from playing with Messi and Neymar.
And the right-back added, “You have to be smart. They are geniuses. If Mbappe gives them the ball, he will score 150 goals.”
Alves will participate with Brazil in the World Cup in Qatar, where the team is looking to win its sixth title, extending its record.