The French are known for their love of fine cheeses and Kylian Mbappé is no different.
The 21-year-old gained notoriety with AS Monaco but became a superstar after joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and winning the FIFA World Cup with France the following year.
What a guy 🤩
Kylian Mbappe has spoken about his future, #LFC being 'machines' and Trent Alexander-Arnold stealing his celebration.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 21, 2020
All of that success has led to a pretty chaotic lifestyle and one that makes it difficult to do the things we all take for granted, like buy cheese.
During an interview on France 2 (via Goal), Mbappé explained how his life has changed over the past few years.
“When I go outside, a crazy crowd forms. I can’t even go to the supermarket anymore. If I forget to buy gruyere, I can’t go to Carrefour to buy it. They’d have to close it just so I could buy gruyere. I can’t be just anyone anymore.”
"Lorsque je sors dehors, je déclenche un mouvement de foule. Je ne peux plus être monsieur Tout-le-monde", reconnaît @KMbappe. À 21 ans, comment gérer une célébrité si écrasante ? #EnvoyeSpecial pic.twitter.com/XvR73LGPJr
— Envoyé spécial (@EnvoyeSpecial) January 23, 2020
Even eating ice cream is no easy task when you have the notoriety of Mbappé.
“You’re at home and you’re bored, so you take a little walk outside. You go to have a little ice cream. Then it’s over. Before I’ve even had a chance to lick it, there are already 500 people around me!”
“It’s the life I wanted. I accept the situation. It’s not easy every day, but I wanted it.”
Few can understand what it’s like to walk in Mbappé’s shoes. Considering the amount of pressure on the Bondy-native to deliver a UEFA Champions League title to his boyhood club, he handles his celebrity extremely well.
This season, Mbappé is putting together another campaign to remember. Through 23 appearances for PSG, he has scored 21 goals and recorded 12 assists. Up next for the capital club is Lille OSC where Mbappé is expected to make the trip to the Stade Pierre Mauroy this Sunday.
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