Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are “made to play together”, according to Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, as he expects Paris Saint-Germain to flourish with both stars.
The current Ligue 1 champions are up and running again for 2018-19, with their leading lights illuminating early fixtures under new boss Thomas Tuchel.
Umtiti expects further success to be delivered in the French capital, with PSGboasting an enviable array of attacking talent.
The World Cup-winning defender knows all about two of those fearsome frontmen, having played with Neymar at the Camp Nou while Mbappe is an international team-mate.
The Barca centre-half told Canal+ of a star-studded side at Parc des Princes: “Neymar was a very good team-mate to have when he was at Barcelona.
“He’s somebody who is always full of joy, who is always happy and who is always playing pranks and making jokes.
“We know all about Neymar’s qualities. He can unlock any match. He is [playing] at an exceptional level.
So easy for Neymar! Mbappe puts it on a platter for the Brazilian. ?
— Goal (@goal) August 25, 2018
“Neymar together with Kylian Mbappe … players of their talent are made to play together. There is no reason why it should not work.”