At the launch of his charity, “Inspired by KM,” Kylian Mbappé sat down for an interview with BBC Sport where he was asked about his thoughts on Liverpool FC and what’s next in his bright career amongst other topics.
It’s no secret that Real Madrid executives have been salivating at the thought of bringing Mbappé to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium this summer but Mbappé’s goals for 2020 don’t include anything having to do with Los Blancos at all. Instead, the Frenchman wants to see success with PSG and the France national team.
“It would be a treble of Champions League, European Championship, and Olympic Games. That wouldn’t be bad.”
“That seems unattainable for the time being but I’m going to make sure I fulfill this dream. It would be a proud moment to be able to win the first European [Cup] for PSG and for our country to keep winning.”
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In the interview, Mbappé also spoke about how young PSG is (celebrating its 50th year in existence in 2020) and how he wants to create history in Paris.
“PSG is a young club. We don’t have the history of other clubs, but we want to create the history, we want to do that. So we have to play and stay calm, stay focused and play 100 percent.”
Mbappé didn’t ignore the Real Madrid speculation entirely but he didn’t offer any nuggets of hope for their supporters to hold onto until the summer.
“We are in January – it’s the money time of the season. Imagine I answer your question [about Real Madrid] and say something. Everybody will talk about it and it’s not good for PSG.
“Now I’m with PSG and I’m 100 percent with the club. I want to help the club grow this season, to win a lot of titles, so for me it’s not good to talk about [my future].”
“I think about the club [PSG] because the club helped me. I came here at 18. I was a talent but I was not a superstar. Now I’m a superstar, thanks to PSG and the French national team.”
“I have to stay calm and stay focused on PSG. After that, at the end of the season, we will see. But now I’m focused on my game.”
Mbappé is under contract with PSG until 2022 but the fact that he hasn’t signed an extension with the club has led some to speculate that he could leave this summer with Real Madrid in the pole position to sign him.
Whether or not the 21-year-old commits long-term with the reigning French champions will likely be determined by how well they perform in the UEFA Champions League this season.
It is comforting to know that he holds PSG in the highest regard and credits them for helping him transform into a superstar. Much like NBA superstar LeBron James who wanted to bring a championship to Cleveland, Ohio, I believe Mbappé wants to bring a Champions League to Paris before he departs.
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