Mbappé: “I don’t want people to say that Messi came and we didn’t win the Champions League”

Mbappé: "I don't want people to say that Messi came and we didn't win the Champions League"

The forward confesses that he does not want to go down in history with PSG of not winning the Champions League, despite the arrival of Lionel Messi

Kylian Mbappé spoke in an interview to RMC radio about his coaches at the Paris Saint-Germain, his relationship with Leo Messi, Sergio Ramos and the athletes who inspired him, among other things: “I don’t want people to say: ‘Messi came and we didn’t win the Champions League.’

The French forward described his relationship with Messi, now a partner at PSG. “He is a football genius, he does not have an overrated reputation. From day one, when you saw him without competitive rhythm because he had played the Copa América, you saw his talent. It is an incredible thing,” he says Mbappe to ex-footballer Jerome Rothen, in the continuation of the talk where he confessed that he wanted to go to Real Madrid.

Kylian Mbappé assumes it will be a frustration for him PSG do not beat the Champions having to Messi: “If we don’t win it, then I don’t want people to tell us: ‘Messi came and we didn’t win the Champions League’. He came to delight people. When he scored (against City), the stadium collapsed” .

The forward also spoke of other new signings, including Sergio Ramos, who has not yet been able to debut with him. PSG for their physical problems. “When he returns, he is a leader on the field of play, he is going to give us everything he knows how to do.”

Of the three coaches he has had at the Parisian club, Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel and now Mauricio Pochettino, he estimated that they all look alike. “They make a lot of videos of the rival, looking for their weaknesses (…) When you arrive at the stadium, you never do it without knowing anything about your opponent. Then I also watch the games and get to know the players.”

To a question of which player impressed you the most, Mbappe He cites Cristiano Ronaldo as the figure he was inspired by “when he was younger.”

“Growing up, you admire many more people, even from other sports. The best there is. I read the Michael Jordan biography for a long time.”

After more than two months of silence, Mbappe He gave two interviews this week, that of RMC and L’Equipe, in which he acknowledged that his wish was to go to Real Madrid this summer.

However, his club refused to negotiate and he now leaves the door open to both a departure (his contract ends in June 2022), and a renewal.

The PSG showed his discomfort, through his sports director Leonardo, by the public statements of Real Madrid about the future of Mbappe

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