Fri 15 January 2021 | 17:50

Panzo: Neymar & Mbappe are a joke, they are like robots!

Dijon defender has highlighted the difficulties of defending against PSG's superstars.

Jonathan Panzo

has played against


in his team's Ligue 1 match earlier this season which ended in a 4-0 victory for the Parisians.


came in from the bench in that game and scored two goals which were both assisted by


. England U-21 international must face PSG once again on February 28 and has spoken about his experience with defending against Neymar and Mbappe.

“It was a joke. it was like defending against robots. They're so fast, they're just so good, it's so hard to defend, to control.

“Just that experience of playing against that sort of player is good for me.”

Asked about his close contact with Neymar in their last match, Panzo responded:

“I'm not quite sure [what he was doing]. I was coming into the box and he just hugged me.

“I said to him, 'What are you doing?' He just started laughing. It was a friendly hug… he was defending against me, but I think he was just joking around.”

Panzo is optimistic about his future at


as he is playing under a three-year contract.

“It's going well, I've got some games under my belt.

“Dijon are a great club, fighting to stay up in Ligue 1. I wanted to help them and get some game time as well.

“I think I'm getting used to a lot of changes, there were a lot of changes at Monaco too. You have to adapt, keep pushing, and work hard to stay in the team.”

source: SportMob

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