According to the football club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar will stay at Paris Saint-Germain for the rest of their careers.
The attacking duo played crucial roles in PSG’s dramatic 2-1 Champions League win over Atalanta on Wednesday, despite Mbappe only being fit to play the last 30 minutes.
Neymar made up for some glaring missed opportunities with the last touch before Marquinhos’ equaliser, while Mbappe raced clear in the late minute of the game to create the winner for unlikely hero Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Al-Khelaifi was clearly relieved to see his side get their Champions League monkey off their back, after successive quarter-final exits in recent seasons.
“Everyone said that Paris was not ready for the Champions League but we showed a great mentality, with great players,” Al-Khelaifi told RMC Sport after the final whistle.
“Our goal is very big but we are not thinking today of the final, only the semi-final. It’s very important to change mentality.
“You too, the media, everyone doubts PSG. The Champions League, we needed this victory to go further.
“Neymar and Kylian are some of the best players in the world but it was the team that had a great game, even though Ney was really good.
“In recent months he has changed in the team. They’re both going to stay, they’re never going to leave!”