Brazilian legend Dani Alves made his thoughts clear about Kylian Mbappé after the Frenchman’s public troubles with his teammates at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 39-year-old represents the Seleção at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Mbappé signed a top-tier deal with the Ligue 1 giants this year, ending ongoing speculation about his possible move to Real Madrid – at least until 2025.
His contract extension included a pay rise that would see the star earn a whopping £546 million over the next three years, as well as having a say in key matters at the club, but he was still unsatisfied.
Shortly after the extension of the 23-year-old’s wish to leave PSG, reports emerged that promises were not kept, one of which was that the board would oversee the sale of Neymar.
Alves weighs in on the situation at his old club
Commenting on the situation in Paris in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Alves stressed that Messi and Neymar are “geniuses” who have played with the pair throughout their careers.
He said: “Mbappé is a phenomenon that has not yet understood that those who play with him offensively are greater phenomena than him. A great player must always know and understand who he is playing with, your teammates enrich your qualities.
“If Mbappé gave the ball to Messi and Neymar, he would score 150 goals.”