Kylian Mbappé is being the great own name in these last days of the transfer market. His continuity at PSG is not assured, a part of his fans received him with whistles at the presentation of the team, he refuses to renew his contract and Real Madrid is lurking waiting for the right moment to launch his offensive.
Until now, the Frenchman had remained in the background but has broken his silence in an interview for the magazine Esquire in which he has made an analysis of his intense career.
Mbappé has expressed how was his first meeting with Neymar after proclaiming himself World Champion with France in 2018: “I am not going to step on your garden. I will be a candidate for the Ballon d’Or this year because you will not be, but I promise you that I do not want to occupy your place”.
Asked about the differences between him and the Brazilian, Mbappé is clear: “In Brazil they are more festive, in France more serious. Here it is not considered good to show your passions. People will think that PSG neglects because he plays poker. I think he has begun to understand it. At first it was difficult for him, because he lived it as an affront. When he arrived, they put his face on the Eiffel Tower, and six months later they ask him why he plays poker. In France, people know what you have but they don’t need to see it. They just want to see you playing football, smiling. ” .
In the midst of the hurricane, Mbappé has added a little more fuel to the fire, making it clear that Ligue 1 is not the best league in the world: “France is not the best championship in the world, but I have always felt the responsibility, as an emblematic player, to help the league grow. “
On the Champions League round of 16 match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou: “It was the best game of my career, because it was complete. I helped my team both in attack and defense, and I was right in the creation and completion of my plays, one-on-one. I won 90% of my duels, if the statistics are correct. In the whole game, I didn’t have a moment where I felt off. “
Some of the players with whom he has compared him are Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Erling Haaland: “Everyone knows it. If you tell yourself that you will do better than them, it goes beyond ego or determination: It’s a lack of conscience. Those players are incomparable. They have broken all the laws of statistics. They have had ten, fifteen extraordinary years. You always compare yourself to the best in your sport. I think other players are watching me too. I think that pushes footballers to raise their game, just as Messi was good for Ronaldo and Ronaldo was good for Messi. “
“It is his second year, we are getting to know him. It is the beginning for him. I am happy for him, for what he is doing,” he added about the Norwegian forward.
Mbappé has not bit his tongue when it comes to admitting that he is a star: “I think so. If your face is everywhere in the city, everywhere in the world, that’s for sure. Being a star is a status, but it doesn’t make me a better person than others, “concluded the Frenchman.