French striker Kilian Mbappe spoke today, Monday, at a press conference, about the details of extending his contract with Paris Saint-Germain to 2025, and said that his strong association with his homeland prompted him to make the decision to continue with the French Football League champion.
"I wanted time to make the right decision," Mbappe said. "I had no problems with pressure because I've been in this atmosphere since I was 14. Everyone knows I wanted to leave last year. I was convinced that this was the best decision at the time. The context is now different from Sports and personal.
The 23-year-old added, "France is the country in which I grew up, I have always lived here and the decision to leave was not easy. The sports project has also changed, which made me want to stay. I don't think my story is over yet."
Mbappe's message to Real Madrid
The French national team striker indicated that he took the decision to renew with Paris Saint-Germain last week, but the club asked him not to inform his teammates because they want to keep the matter a secret and surprise the world.
Mbappe talked about his name's association with the move to Real Madrid, the Spanish league champion, and said, "I have great respect for Real Madrid, he wanted to do a lot to make me happy, so I thank him for that."
🚨 Paris Saint-Germain president @PSG_arab Nasser Ghanem Al-Khelaifi
💬 Having Kylian Mbappe stay with us is very important for the French League
💬 We strive to win titles in order to make a new history for the club
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And he sent a special message to the fans of the Royal Club, and said, "I would like to thank the Real Madrid fans, I hope they understand my decision to stay in my country, I am French to the core, and I want to stay here, lead France to the top and advance this club and the league forward."
When asked if he wanted to be captain of Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe said: "We already have a captain, and I don't want to take away the captaincy from Marquinhos, he deserves it. In the field".
Al-Khelaifi and investment in Mbappe
For his part, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said, "We invest in players who help us achieve titles. We wanted to keep Mbappe because he is the best player in the French league, and his stay was a purely sporting decision, not financial."
Al-Khelaifi added, "For Kylian Mbappe to stay with us is very important for the French League. We seek to win titles in order to make a new history for the club. Mbappe is an important part of the club's project to win titles."Keywords: