Kylian Mbappesoccer player Paris Saint Germain, He assured that his dream of playing for Real Madrid “never ends”, but that now he has signed a three-year contract with the French club and he does not know what may happen in the future.
After renewing until 2025 with PSG, Kylian spoke exclusively with the Diario Marca de España where he revealed that the Liverpool claimed it and gave details of the reasons why he did not leave for the Madrid team.
Mbappé’s interview with Diario Marca:
There was a lot of talk that he would sign for two years or for 1+1. Is there a clause to leave PSG after the World Cup?
In Spain you can have those clauses, but not in France. At the moment, to be honest, I only think about my new contract and next season. I don’t want to think about other things because you have to respect everyone if you want to be a great player, and now I have to respect my club. At the moment I am a PSG player.
Real Madrid has always been talked about, but Liverpool was also interested…
Yes, I am sincere. I have spoken with Liverpool because [el rojo] It’s my mother’s favorite color and my mother loves Liverpool. Why? I don’t know, ask her [Risas]. We met with them a few years ago, when I was at Monaco, it’s a great club… Now we talk to them a bit, but not much… In the end it was between Real Madrid and PSG. Everybody knows: last year I wanted to go to Real Madrid. I thought it was a good decision to leave last year, but now it’s different because I’m a free agent, I’m French and I know I’m important to the country, and when you’re important to the country you have to think not only about football, but also your life.
After my degree I will be in France, I will live here with my family and friends. The only thing I can do is thank all the Real Madrid fans, the whole club, because they gave me all the love possible and it was incredible because I’ve never played there. Only 14 years old, for a week, but it is an incredible club and I wish them good luck for the Champions League final.
Is it still your dream to play for Real Madrid one day?
I think it is disrespectful to say that my dream is to play for Real Madrid after signing my contract just a few days ago.
But I’m not asking if he will do it or not, but if it’s still his dream.
The dream is fine, but right now I’m just focused on my new contract, on the present. You never know what can happen… I have a three year contract but for the moment I have to focus on my year at PSG.
They said that Florentino had sent him a Real Madrid shirt. What happens to her now?
He didn’t give it to me. But nothing happens.
Do you think you have made a mistake, like with the trip to Madrid?
It was not a mistake. I was in Madrid because Achraf told me to please, please go to Madrid with him. He would probably do it again. I didn’t go to Madrid for people to talk. I went with Achraf on a private flight, we changed our names and everything so no one would see me and then we went to a restaurant and someone told about it. But I didn’t say: “Yes, I’m going to Madrid so that everyone can see me”. I went directly, secretly, with my friends and Achraf paid for the trip so that my name wouldn’t even be on it and people wouldn’t see me at the airport. I went to the hotel, I relaxed, then I went to the restaurant and everyone saw me. But it was for Achraf.
What do you say about the accusations that you stay for money?
I’m a bit sad because since I started playing football I showed everyone that I had the patience to play. I have always talked about football, titles, important games… never about money. People can talk about what they want, but everyone knows me. I have spoken with everyone at Real Madrid, I have spoken with PSG and they know that I have never talked about money with the president, with Florentino Pérez, or with Nasser Al Khelaifi. My lawyer talked about money a bit, as did my mother, but I didn’t.
I talk about sport because I talk on the pitch. My money goes to my account, I look at it a bit but I don’t care. I am here to win titles, to show that I am the best and to be happy. I think right now I’m happy.
Is the Champions League an obsession or just a goal?
It is always an obsession for me. It is not that it is a goal because we did not win, but that it is an obsession. You don’t have to be afraid of losing, I’m not afraid of losing. I still won’t win the Champions League next year, but it’s an obsession. I won the World Cup, I hope to win the second this year…, but of course I want to win the Champions League. I’m not saying it’s a goal because I lost a final. It’s an obsession: I’ve tried it every year and I’ll try again. It’s what I want.
What happened to Karim Benzema and his story on Instagram?
Yes, yes, and I saw several Real Madrid players posting things. These things are like that, I have nothing to say. Of course, when I go to the France team I will explain to Karim why I have stayed at PSG because we have a good relationship.
He said he wanted to be the best. what is needed for that?
To be the best you have to write history, win individual and collective titles, make people enjoy themselves because football is not just titles, but also emotions, sensations. It’s not just scoring goals or winning the Ballon d’Or or the Champions League. There are many things on and off the pitch, like being respectful. It is something global.