French striker Kylian Mbappé is tired of the criticism he receives for his game, both in Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and in the national team, and explains that accepting them is more complicated for a footballer who plays in France than for those who are in foreign clubs.
“Criticism is tiring, especially when you play for a club in your country and you give everything for the national team. There comes a time when it gets tiring, yes”, the soccer player told the radio RTL After the team’s victory, they won against Bosnia Herzegovina on Wednesday (0-1) with a goal from Antoine Griezmann.
“It is different for footballers who play abroad, who return to France to play for the national team. I am here all the time, it affects me more. But I already knew what there was when I signed for PSG”said the footballer, whose contract with the capital’s club expires at the end of next season.
In the crosshairs of several major European clubs, the 22-year-old forward refuses for now to extend his commitment to PSG, as requested by the Qatari owners, fearful that a player for him will go free in 2022 that in 2017 they paid 180 million euros.
“We will see what happens, but the criticisms count too. Although they are not the only thing. The most important thing is to feel good where you are, to enjoy each day,” said Mbappé, who denied having decided on whether or not to continue in Paris: “If the things would have advanced, I would have come to say so. I will do it when I have made a decision. “
The month of March has not been very bright for him, neither with PSG nor in the three games he has played with the national team, in which he has been overshadowed by Griezmann, the true stronghold of the team.
“Between the chaining of matches and the trips it is difficult, there is no time to recover and that shows in the show. (…) But we had to add points and we achieved 7 out of 9,” he commented.
Mbappé also referred to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie that they will play against Bayern Munich, their executioner in the final of the same competition last year.
“We have an open wound. But now the context is different, with two games. He is a great rival and we will do our best to try to qualify,” he added.