Large winner Sunday of FC Nantes (4-0), during the Trophée des Champions, Paris Saint-Germain could count in the absence of Kylian Mbappé on Lionel Messi and Neymar, authors of three of the four goals of the meeting. After the debates against the Canaries, Christophe Galtier slipped a word on the future of the Argentinian and the Brazilian.
The absence of Kylian Mbappé was not felt. On Sunday, as part of the Trophée des Champions which opened the 2022-2023 Ligue 1 season, Paris Saint-Germain relied on the Lionel Messi-Neymar duo to dominate FC Nantes without question (4-0) . Against the men of Antoine Kombouaré, winners of the last Coupe de France, the Argentinian opened the scoring in the first period, before the Brazilian’s double on the return from the locker room.
“I just notice that they are smiling”
After the match, in statements transcribed by The Parisian, Christophe Galtier stopped on the performance of the two players. Faced with rumors of departure in the offseason, the French coach sent a message on the future of the two former members of FC Barcelona. “These are players who have known each other for seasons, they have rediscovered each other since last year. They have a real technical relationship, a real desire to do things well together. Kylian’s contribution will be more than an asset in this project. It’s up to the staff and me to ensure that the agreement between the three works and allows the team to score a lot of goals. As for the departure of one or the other, I just notice that they are smiling, that they are happy to celebrate the victory. This should not be trivialized, I am happy to see them celebrating together.”
Approached by journalists, Neymar was quite clear about his intentions. For his part, Lionel Messi is quoted on the side… of Barça. The Catalonia club are dreaming of their return, as stated by Xavi. But Paris Saint-Germain does not hear it that way.