PSG: Mbappé the shock, Makelele was in the front row

Present in Qatar to play the World Cup with the France team, Kylian Mbappé is already playing his second world cup, at only 23 years old. A precocity rarely seen before which also shocked Claude Makélélé during Mbappé’s debut at AS Monaco.

Now a star striker for PSG and considered one of the best players in the world, the native of Bondy explodes all the counters. Since his hatching in Monaco, Mbappé has not ceased to impress football players, and even a legend of the French team like Claude Makélélé who used to play with Zinédine Zidane or against Ronaldinho. The current technical director of Chelsea confided in an interview for the Spanish newspaper As. The former French international (71 selections) spoke on various subjects and in particular the Kylian Mbappé case. Makélélé remembers an anecdote about the PSG striker when he was technical director of the Monegasque club and when Mbappé was only a teenager.

Makélélé impressed by Mbappé’s maturity

“I was technical director at Monaco when he was in the youth team. At that time, the family was determined that the boy would train with the first team. But he also had personality. He wasn’t afraid to say the things he wanted to say. There was a disagreement but I spoke with the parents, and Kylian was instrumental and when he appeared with the older ones, everyone cried about it” confessed the former Real Madrid player. Obviously, from an early age, Mbappé already wanted to prove that he was one of the best despite his lack of experience. Also asked about the future of the world champion and the possibility of seeing him one day evolve under the colors of Real Madrid, Claude Makélélé hinted that everything was possible in the future. Under contract until June 2025 with PSG, Kylian Mbappé is still tempted by Real Madrid, which is his favorite club and which has been making eyes at him for many years. It almost happened last summer, but that failure remains a mystery to many. “ Everything surprised me, of course, but you and I can talk about what we want, write a book… The only ones who can say what happened are Florentino and Mbappé “Warned the former metronome of the Blues, for whom the situation was certainly more complex than expected this summer.

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