“Every story begins with a birth…” The first words of the little animated film released this Saturday by Kylian Mbappé to promote “My name is Kylian”, the autobiographical comic strip which will be released on November 12, could have been adapted to his evening of Friday evening during the Parisian success against Angers (2-1).
The new chapter of his adventure at PSG opened thanks to his abnegation, his decisive pass for Danilo, his victorious penalty at the end of the match and especially his exit under the ovation of the Parc des Princes, indeed draw the contours of a rebirth.
His performances weighed heavily, so did his communication
There will thus be a before and an after in the relations between the Parisian supporters and the prodigy of Bondy this season.
The whistles accompanying the announcement of his name at a start to the season tarnished in the eyes of Parisian fans by his missed penalty at the Euro against Switzerland and the uncertainty surrounding his future in Paris, gave way to heavy applause.
His performances in the semi-finals and the final of the League of Nations and his media release in L'Équipe and on RMC, while at the same time his mother Fayza Lamari confided in front of our readers, have restored his image.
At the exit of the Park on Friday, Grégory, 30, admitted that things were better for Mbappé while understanding the whistles at the start of the season.
“He wanted to leave, so it's normal,” he says.
But, afterwards, he showed that he was there for the team.
We saw him tonight (Friday), he gave everything he had to give when there were no big stars around him.
He did everything he needed to do.
"At least he's honest"
In the eyes of Grégory, the international break did the striker the greatest good: "Already, it had been some time since he had not scored and, there, he did it with the penalty given to him Benzema (
As for his interviews, they show that at least he's honest.
We can not blame him for wanting to leave, Real Madrid is a great club too.
But, he said, he doesn't mind being there and he will do anything to win this season too.
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Italian installed in France for 20 years, Fabrizio, did not understand the whistles against Mbappé. " No no ! Really no! He says. With his partner Marta, he is therefore delighted to see Mbappé find a smile and popular support. “We're very happy for him,” he said. What is unfortunate is what happened around the missed penalty at the Euro. It takes a little time to digest. But it will surely get better. I think he is indeed a boy who needs to play to free himself. "
To see Mbappé all smiles and stretched out on the grass with his friend Achraf Hakimi at the end of the match against Angers, we say to ourselves that he will certainly approach the return of the Champions League on Tuesday night, against Leipzig, in the best possible way. .
As for the Mbappé - supporters relationship, we must turn to Alexandre, 37, and a loyal follower of PSG, to understand its nuances.
“In fact, we do not like it but we want to encourage it to extend, reports the young man.
It's a kind of eternal dilemma.
We don't like his behavior but we are caught between Yin and Yang and what won out tonight (Friday) is the fact that everyone wants him to prolong.
"If he prolongs, it will be a star"
If he underlines "the rather constant performances" of the striker, Alexandre adds: "It is a complex phenomenon but, probably, Mbappé is not made to be liked in a club like that. Because we don't like the best players, we like the players who give their best. The Hakimi, Gueye, they are mega adopted. He will never be the favorite player. It's not Verratti, it's not Kimpembe, it's not Marquinhos. But we prefer that he stays. "
In the eyes of Alexandre therefore, an evening like the one against Angers, "is only a step".
“It's not enough,” he says.
What is needed is not only to have a good match, it is to be authentic, to give something to the public.
Verratti will never be whistled at the Park: he is authentic, he loves the club.
Mbappé, he has to make a choice.
So things can change.
“If he prolongs, he will be loved by the Park, he will have his song, announces Alexandre.
Because there, he is not loved, he feels it and I think he does not understand.
Because he gives everything.
But he doesn't know how the Park works.
He was not born that we were already there ... If he prolongs, it will be a star.
It could be God this guy!
But I'm not sure he does.