Lionel Messi & Neymar more phenomenal than Kylian Mbappe, says Dani Alves

Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.
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Brazil right-back Dani Alves has criticised former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe, telling the French forward he needs to understand that Lionel Messi and Neymar are 'bigger phenomenons' than he is.

Mbappe forms a devastating forward line alongside Messi and Neymar at the Parc des Princes, but the relationship with the Brazilian has been strained at times and the 23-year-old has been accused of not passing to his two South American team-mates.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.