Mbappe has plenty to prove: Pep

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People criticised me when I said in this column that though they dominated the Premiership and went unbeaten domestically, Celtic would struggle to make an impact in Europe. But he's smart and also knows that the general interest of the team is more important first of all.

So let Mbappe have the fantastic career he will have and after we " ll see in the future".

Yet much has been made about Neymar's quest to win the Ballon d'Or and SFR Sport claim he has privately been complaining about being behind Cavani in the pecking order, thus denying him the chance to add some extra goals to his tally.

Neymar certainly knew he had been in a game by the end of it, and while Ralston fouled him on a few occasions, his challenges were certainly whole-hearted rather than malicious.

His refusal to shake hands with Tony Ralston, an 18-year-old lad who he had been up against in a good, honest battle all evening, just reeked of a lack of humility. We know that every team that comes to Parc des Princes, like Lyon this weekend, are going to cause us problems.

However, regardless of how their teammates perform, Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani will be expected to continue to wreak havoc in front of goal and need to with Bayern approaching.

Neymar, forming a formidable partnership with the French teenager, Kylian Mbappe, has hit five goals in as many games, in all competitions, this season. I don't want to see disrespect for team-mates, the opposition, the club, for the fans, for the issues happening in the world.

Tuesday's financial mismatch was every bit as stark as what we see most weeks in Scottish football, where Celtic lord it over everyone else with their chequebook. He could have scored a hat-trick, but he left the penalty to me. Neymar and Mbappe need to keep doing what they have done so far together and better their previous performance.

Judging by their first half against Celtic, Lyon's defence will have their work cut out for them on Sunday night in the capital.