Paris Saint-Germain came extremely close last season to winning its first-ever UEFA Champions League trophy, but it ultimately fell to FC Bayern Munich in the final. After years of doubts on whether PSG could make a deep run in the tournament, those criticisms were dashed away thanks to the club’s historic finish. Now, the expectation for PSG in the Champions League is now not only on making deep runs but also on being the last team standing in the competition.
The club is more motivated than ever to repeat last season’s success. PSG forward Kylian Mbappe is echoing these feelings as well. Mbappe is confident that the team has the talent to win the Champions League and knows that each player has to chip in for this goal to become a reality. Mbappe spoke further to the English-based outlet Daily Mirror (via Le10Sport) about PSG’s Champions League ambitions this season.
“What happened in previous seasons doesn’t matter anymore,” Mbappe said. “This club has a clear ambition to win the Champions League. Last season we were close, but proximity is no longer enough for us. We have some of the best players in Europe and the goal is clear.”
PSG will kick off Champions League play tomorrow in its opening group stage fixture against Manchester United. Even on short rest, Mbappe is expected to once again start for the club in the contest.
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