PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe claims ex-teammate Lionel Messi was not treated with 'the respect he deserved' during his ill-fated tenure in France.

After bidding a tearful farewell to Barcelona, the record eight-time Ballon d'Or winner arrived in Paris to lead the Parisians to the peak of European football - the UEFA Champions League. 

After bidding a tearful farewell to Barcelona, the record eight-time Ballon d'Or winner arrived in Paris to lead the Parisians to the peak of European football - the UEFA Champions League. 

After two failed attempts, however, a part of the fan base turned on the Argentine superstar by assembling outside the club's headquarters to vent their displeasure. 

Things went from bad to worse when it was revealed that Messi would not be extending his contract and would instead go to pursue the American dream with MLS team Inter Miami.

Mbappe would frequently tee up against Messi and would benefit from the forward's ability to pick out the ideal ball in the closing third. 

Mbappe told Amazon Prime Sport on his time with the 2022 World Cup winner: "Messi deserves all the respect and actually in France, he didn't receive the respect he deserved."

During their two years at Parc des Princes, Mbappe and Messi led Paris Saint-Germain to two league titles and one Coupe de France.

However, the Champions League round of 16 exits were viewed as a big failure, prompting fans to boo Messi in the final few months in Paris.

Mbappe and Lee Kang-in scored to help PSG win the French Champions Trophy over Toulouse on Wednesday. He is now likely to play in the French Cup against Revel on Sunday.

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