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

The striker admits that he does not want to make history with Paris Saint-Germain for not winning the Champions League despite the arrival of Lionel Messi

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

The French striker described his relationship with Messi, now a partner in PSG. “He’s a football genius, and he doesn’t have an exaggerated reputation. From day one, when I saw him without a competitive rhythm because he played the Copa America, I saw his talent. It’s unbelievable,” he says. Mbappe To former footballer Jerome Rothen, in continuation of the conversation as he admitted that he wanted to go to Real Madrid.

Kylian Mbappe It’s supposed to be frustrating for him Paris Saint-Germain Don’t beat Champions the need to Messi: “If we don’t win it, I don’t want people to tell us: ‘Messi came and we didn’t win the Champions League.’ He came to make people happy. When he scored (against City), the pitch collapsed.”

The striker also spoke of other new deals, including Sergio Ramos, with whom he has not yet been able to appear. Paris Saint-Germain for their physical problems. “When he comes back, he’s a leader on the field of play, and he’ll give us everything he knows how to do.”

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

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To a question about which player impressed you the most, Mbappe He cites Cristiano Ronaldo as someone who inspired him “when he was younger”.

“Growing up, you are a fan of many people, even from other sports. Some of the best out there. I read Michael Jordan’s biography for a long time.”

After more than two months of silence, Mbappe He gave two interviews this week, one with RMC and L’Equipe, in which he admitted his desire to go to Real Madrid this summer.

However, his club refused to negotiate and left the door now open for an exit (his contract expires in June 2022), and a renewal.

The Paris Saint-Germain He expressed his discomfort, through his sporting director, Leonardo, with the public statements of Real Madrid about the future of Mbappe

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