Following their most recent altercation on the field, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were spoken to in private by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Christophe Galtier.
The PSG attackers are in terrific scoring form to start the season, but their relationship has come under close scrutiny after occasionally seeming acrimonious.
After Neymar’s outraged reaction to Mbappe passing up the chance to give him a pass, it has once again come under scrutiny.
The assist would have allowed him to score in the 2-1 UEFA Champions League victory over Juventus with a likely tap-in.
Then, after an apparent sullen Mbappe failed to celebrate his own score, Galtier was once again faced with a well-worn subject following the Juventus match.
On Friday, the PSG head coach stated: “The relationship is excellent. The truth is that. They train together quite frequently.
Yes, there is a predicament in a game, but I spoke with Kylian Mbappe yesterday, and I also spoke with Ney, and from our conversation, we identified two instances.
The first acceleration presented a chance to pass the ball, but it was more difficult. The second acceleration occurred when Kylian Mbappe entered the penalty area and failed to notice Ney.
“When you watch the clip, it appears straightforward, but he had to make a choice at the time. In order to shoot, Kylian Mbappe was concentrated on the ball.
“I’m sure Kylian Mbappe will provide assists for Neymar, just as I’m sure Neymar can provide assists for Mbappe.
“Since that play in the game, there is nothing negative about that at all.”
This season in Ligue 1, Mbappe has seven goals and seven assists while Neymar has seven from five starts and one substitute appearance. (dpa/NAN)