Mbappe says ‘it’s a shame’ connection with Messi, Neymar came too late

Kylian Mbappe may be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain if rumours are to be believed. He fuelled even more transfer speculations after he admitted that “it’s a shame” that the attacking trident with himself, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. is only just clicking now.

“The connection on the field with Messi and Neymar, it’s a shame it’s only happening now,” Mbappe told local channel Canal Plus France, as quoted by Marca. Indeed, the scoring firepower coming from PSG has been immense, as evidenced by their 6-1 victory against Clermont where both Neymar and Mbappe scored hat-tricks. In their 5-1 win over Lorient a few days prior, all three players scored.

Unfortunately, he was right in saying that it came too late, just weeks after the club was booted out of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid. It was only Mbappe who scored two goals across the tie, and it wasn’t enough protection against Karim Benzema’s hat-trick in the second leg. They had also been eliminated from the French Cup earlier this year.