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Kylian Mbappe reveals the difference between Neymar and Antoine Griezmann

The French youngster gets the pleasure of playing alongside both forwards for club and country

There’s not many players in the world who can boast Neymar and Antoine Griezmann as teammates. 

But teenager Kylian Mbappe is one of the lucky few.

France have too many good forwards at the moment

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France have too many good forwards at the moment

The 18-year-old shares a pitch with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, while he’s part of France’s devastating forward-line alongside Griezmann.


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And having played alongside both goal-scoring sensations, the youngster has highlighted what he believes to be key difference between the two.

Speaking to reporters ahead of France’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria on Saturday evening, Mbappe said he believes Griezmann is the more instinctive in front of goal.

Griezmann and Mbappe are France teammates

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Griezmann and Mbappe are France teammates

When asked who he prefers to play alongside, Mbappe rather diplomatically said: “Both of them, because they are two different players.

“Neymar is more creative and Griezmann is more clinical in front of goal.

“So they are two different players and I can learn from both of them every day.”

The pair have formed a useful partnership at PSG

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The pair have formed a useful partnership at PSG

Despite this, Neymar has hit seven goals in all competitions for PSG since his world record transfer from Barcelona over the summer, with Brazil international forming an excellent partnership with Mbappe in the club’s attack.

It’s been slightly harder going for Griezmann though, who’s only notched three goals for his club Atletico Madrid so far this season.