The Brazilian star wants to help his young team-mate just like the Barcelona superstar, Messi who made way for him earlier in his career.
Neymar said he wants to be of help to his “buddy” Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, just as Messi assisted the Brazilian at the time of his at Barcelona.
The attacker and his teenage team-mate were both on target Wednesday as PSG went to a 4-0 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League, with the 18-year-old Frenchman scoring just 3 minutes in and preparing Edinson Cavani to assist the French side to a 2-0 lead at half-time.
Neymar found the net after the hour mark with a spectacular free-kick just before Angel Di Maria completed out the scoring in the die minutes.
The goal for Mbappe, his 8th in the competition, made him the highest-scoring teenager in Champions League history, plus the club are off to a jump to their season after winning 11 times in 12 matches in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
As the early signs are encouraging for PSG’s potent attack, with Cavani achieving uncommon air by netting in his 7th straight Champions League contest, the Uruguayan hinted at some unrest in front of the match by claiming that the stars need not be friends with each other.
In spite of this, Neymar made it obvious after the match that he does want to be friendly, at least with his younger team-mate, claiming that he’d prefer to help Mbappe the way in which Barcelona star Messi helped him.
“I’d like to act with Mbappé like Messi acted with me,” he said to the Brazilian TV.
“I want to help him. He’s my buddy.”
PSG are back in action with a Ligue 1 trip to Marseille on Sunday.