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Del Bosque picks Mbappe ahead of Neymar

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Vicente Del Bosque recently disclosed he would rather have Kylian Mbappe in his team than Neymar, citing the French star’s mental strength as a major reason.


The French forward has hinted there’s a possibility he could move to a different club to experience another phase in his career after winning the Ligue 1 player of the year.

The PSG duo have been linked with moves to Real Madrid but, in the opinion of Spain’s World Cup-winning coach, there’s only one man to sign if both were available.

“I’d sign Mbappe because he seems more sensible [than Neymar],” Del Bosque said to Radio MARCA and Cope’s El Partidazo.

“Neymar even imitates children throwing himself around.”

Del Bosque who equally managed the Spanish giants in the past acknowledges the season wasn’t good but is confident that they still have strong players in the squad.

“They’ve got an excellent group but the results didn’t come,” he explained.

“Changing a coach twice is one of the worst things that can happen to a club.

“All three knew Madrid, but things happened.”

The Copa del Rey final will be contested between Valencia and Barcelona on Saturday, and the former Spain coach is expecting an exciting game.