Burned in Spain for having chosen to stay at PSG last summer, Kylian Mbappé took the floor to explain his choice and underline that the money from Qatar had not weighed in his decision.
Destined to join Real Madrid for years, Kylian Mbappé has always snubbed the Spanish giant. This was still the case to everyone’s surprise last summer, when he decided to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain when he had to sign for zero euros at the White House. A real slap for the Madrid supporters, who had not seen the blow coming. On the other hand, for Kylian Mbappé, it was the result of enormous forcing, and not only from PSG. The Parisian striker admitted having been ‘harassed’ by Emmanuel Macron to continue the adventure in the capital. A word that necessarily has weight, as recognized by the prodigy of Bondy.
Macron’s push for Mbappé
” There have been a few calls. It was in December, January, February, March… He (Emmanuel Macron) called me to tell me: ‘I know you want to leave. I want to tell you that you are also important in France. I don’t want you to go. You have the opportunity to write history here. Everyone loves you’. I replied that I enjoyed it, because it was really crazy. The president calls you and wants you to stay “, recognized Kylian Mbappé in Sports Illustrated. This interview with the prestigious American media also allowed him to raise a crucial point, that of his motivation to continue the adventure at PSG while Real Madrid opened the doors wide to him.
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From the outside, the choice seems obvious with the possibility of joining the reigning European champion and the most successful club in history. But Kylian Mbappé has decided to stay in the club of his city, and he explains it. The fact that there is a huge challenge to make PSG win has motivated him like never before. ” In Paris, the page is totally blank. What an opportunity! You have to think differently. Of course, it was easier to go to Madrid. But I have this ambition. I am French. I am a child of Paris, and winning in Paris is something really special – really special. This inscribes your name in the history of your country for life “, Underlined the Parisian number 7, who also took the opportunity to respond to criticism from Spain.
Spain still has it very bad
For Florentino Pérez, boss of Real Madrid, and Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish League, it was only the money from Qatar and PSG that tipped the scales. But Kylian Mbappé has already responded to this, explaining that, at Real or Paris, he would have received a generous salary anyway and that he therefore preferred, when he is only 23 years old, to take up the challenge of try to put Paris on the roof of Europe. A message that will delight Parisians and French people, aware that they can enjoy the tricolor football prodigy for a few more years.