One week before the end of the transfer window, the future of Kylian Mbappé is widely covered this Tuesday by the Spanish press. While mainstream sports newspapers make headlines on the PSG striker, claiming his move to Real Madrid is “More than ever possible” for Marca, and “Closer than ever to the scenario so desired by Real Madrid” for AS, the French international (22 years old, 48 caps, 17 goals) also appears on the cover of the men’s magazine Esquire, in its spanish version. In a long interview, he looks back on his early career and leaves some clues here and there about his future.
“France is not the best Championship in the world. “
In the current context, while he still has not extended his contract in Paris and he could leave the capital in the coming days, or go to the end of his engagement to go free next summer, two important sentences , heavy with meaning, are to be remembered from the remarks made by Mbappé. “France is not the best World Championship, but I have always felt the responsibility, as an emblematic player, to make it grow”, he declares in particular. Some may see it as a sign of a desire to look elsewhere.
The Spanish press gets carried away this Tuesday on the future of Mbappé at Real. (AS / Marca)
By also asserting that“A team is not a group of friends, you don’t need to have dinner with your teammates every night to win”, Mbappé could mean that he no longer feels comfortable at PSG, where his South American partners in particular meet regularly to spend time together. From there to think that this is indeed the case …
“People here just want to see you play soccer and smile”
In this interview, the player reveals himself a little more like a great competitor, qualifying himself as “A modern striker who can play anywhere”. He evokes his ego, self-esteem, which “Is not only a whim of the stars, it is also the will to improve, to give the best of oneself. “ And renews his thirst for “Win it all” and always be the best: “There are quite a few anti-Kylian plans in every game. This means that they (the opponents) recognize me as a great player. This requires having several strings to your bow. I like it, because I love a challenge. “
Like winning the Champions League with Lionel Messi and Neymar this season at PSG? He does not mention it. In contrast, Mbappé recounts how he helped the Brazilian adjust to French culture upon his arrival, telling him: “People here just want to see you play soccer and smile!” “ A personal observation that does not suggest that the world champion could stay a long time in his country.