Mbappe and Neymar have both publicly declined to discuss each other after Lionel Messi acted as a mediator to help resolve their feud. Mbappe and Neymar clashed over the order of penalty takers in a Ligue 1 match last month, and Messi intervened to stop the feud from escalating. Sergio Ramos, the former Real Madrid captain, had to intervene to separate them in the dressing room after Mbappe and Neymar got into a fight.
The duo were rebuked and apologised by Messi during a first-team meeting, and Neymar subsequently 'liked' two social posts that criticised Mbappe for the incident. Neymar's comment was part of a news report that claimed Mbappe would have considerable influence on sporting decisions as part of his new three-year contract. PSG Coach Christophe Galtier took steps to try and resolve the issue head-on by holding a first-team meeting in which the two boys were rebuked and apologised, and Messi acted as a mediator.