Kylian Mbappe is 'cracked' and he gave me 'good signs' for PSG's Champions League match vs Bayern Munich - Neymar

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Neymar said Kylian Mbappe showed him "good signs" ahead of a potential return for PSG against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
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WHAT HAPPENED? Neymar was quizzed on the latest surrounding colleague and footballing superstar Mbappe ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's huge Champions League last-16 meeting with Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Frenchman has been out injured since the beginning of February where he left the field against Montpellier clutching his leg, but Neymar offered a positive update.

WHAT THEY SAID: "[Mbappe] is an extremely important player, he's a crack, a great player," Neymar said in a pre-match press conference. "When the three of us are together, [myself, Messi and Mbappe], we feel very strong. He told me he felt good. These are good signs."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Christophe Galtier's side have been bogged down by injury and inconsistency since the World Cup, with his star players in particular struggling. Their stuttering form - including a recent defeat to Monaco - resulted in Neymar reportedly slamming Vitinha and Hugo Ekitike as a result of of the 3-1 loss, which has landed him in hot water with the club. The Brazilian has since responded to the reports with his side of the story.

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Mbappe was expected to miss the first leg, but made a return to full training this week alongside Messi and Marco Verratti, who have shaken off their own injuries in a big boost for Galtier.


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WHAT NEXT FOR NEYMAR & PSG? After yet more disappointment against Monaco, a game-winning performance at the Parc des Princes against Bayern would be the perfect way for Neymar to respond to his critics and get himself back in the club's good books.