Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has dismissed reports of a rift with teammate Kylian Mbappe after their countries' World Cup final clash in Qatar.
In an interview with Argentine outlet Ole, Messi stated that he and Mbappe have discussed the 2022 World Cup final, which saw Messi win his first World Cup trophy.
Although Mbappe contributed a hat-trick in the final, it was not enough to prevent Messi from lifting the trophy. The 35-year-old made it clear in the interview that there is no animosity between the two players, stating:
"Yes, we talked about the game, the celebrations, how people had lived in Argentina in those days that I had been on vacation. I was on the other side too, I had to lose a World Cup final as well. I didn’t want to know anything that had to do with the World Cup at that time. But the truth is that there is no problem with Kylian, quite the opposite."
These comments reflect the good relationship between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, and the absence of any conflict or tension between the two players within the Paris Saint-Germain squad.