The soap opera Kylian Mbappé crystallizes passions.
Sent with insistence on the side of Real Madrid this summer, the native of Bondy finally remained at Paris Saint-Germain, against his will.
At the end of the contract in June 2022, the former Monaco striker reopened the debate via several interviews granted recently.
In great shape during the final phase of the League of Nations (2 goals, 2 assists), Kylian Mbappé sent a strong signal.
Aware of the talent it represents, PSG aspires to reverse the trend, and convince it to extend the adventure in the Capital.
At the microphone of
on the waves of
this Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino initiated the operation seduction so that the French international remains in Paris.
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The players should not be underestimated, they have an entourage, advisers and their own opinion
Mauricio Pochettino on Kylian Mbappé
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You should not underestimate the players, they have an entourage, advisers and their own opinion.
He will make the decision he has to make and the club will do everything possible to keep Kylian, because we are talking about one of the best players in the world, with huge potential, who is only 22 years old.
The club will try to convince him and seduce him to stay here.
I, as a coach, would be delighted if he stayed here for many years.
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As part of his interviews on
, Kylian Mbappé kept the mystery around his future.
Words that do not seem to disturb Mauricio Pochettino.
His last interview?
I have seen some extracts from it, I still have the feeling that the situation is open and that anything can happen in the future.
He said what his position was a few months ago and it may change in the future.
The club have the hope and the capacity to woo him and offer him tools and things to make him happy here and have fun playing football.
Afterwards, the decision to accept is up to him ”.
Despite Kylian Mbappé's categorical refusal to extend at PSG, the former Argentina international gives blind confidence to the 22-year-old player to remain professional until the end, while hoping for a change of position from his striker.
He is under contract until June 30, 2022 and it is possible that, until then, he could change his mind.
I have no doubts about his professionalism and I know that until the last day, whether it's June 30, 2022 or in 5 years or 10 years, he will be 100% professional.
(...) We will see over time, I have no doubts.
There are no absolute truths.
From my experience with him, I seem to have my head on my shoulders to manage this kind of situation.
We cannot predict what may happen but he is armed for any challenge ”.
The former PSG defender takes the opportunity to praise his player, putting him at the same table as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He is good, calm, he has a lot of personality, he is very sociable, he knows what he wants and he loves football.
He is only 22 years old but he is very mature.
I enjoy being with him.
He is currently at the level of Messi and Cristiano, it's a chance to have him here with Neymar and Leo (Messi), it's a huge satisfaction to see the three of them together every day in training.
Kylian is one of the great talents, it's the present and the future.
He has a good relationship with all of his partners.
He quickly gets along well with everyone and has the respect and admiration of his teammates ”.