“It was not an easy decision,” said Mbappe, who was seated next to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. “I took my time to make the best possible choice, my own choice. I haven’t felt pressured because I’ve been living with that pressure since I was 14.”
But the deal with Real Madrid seemed at some point in the shooters. “Everyone knows I wanted to leave last year,” Mbappe believed. “It seemed like the best decision for me at the time. But now the context is really different. The sporting project is different here and my personal situation is different now too.”
“I was free to choose now. I also chose France. I want to stay here. Also sportingly, things have changed over the last year. I want to stay here because I feel like my story is not over here. We still want to win titles and win the Champions League. “.
According to the press, PSG could have persuaded the star player, among other things, by promising him to have a say in sporting politics. “I will remain a footballer,” Mbappe said. “And I won’t take any other positions. I’m a player. I love football, I like to think about the game and talk about it, but I stay home.”
The chairman also denied that money was the motive. “This is not the most important thing for Mbappe. Other clubs, like Real Madrid, could have paid him more.”
And when exactly did he sink? “Last week. I didn’t tell my teammates because the club didn’t want it. It must have been a surprise so they heard it on TV in the dressing room. But I called Real Madrid president Florentino Perez first.” I have a lot of respect for his club. They put in a lot of effort to get me.”
Won’t it be Real Madrid again? “I’ve learned not to look far at football. A year ago I never thought I’d be here now and look. We’ll see.”
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