Once again brilliant and above all decisive this Wednesday evening against Strasbourg, for his return to routine in Ligue 1 just ten days after the World Cup final lost with France, Kylian Mbappé returned, in the mixed zone, to the evening match and this somewhat crazy period in his career.
Kylian, what a comeback!
These last few hours must have been crazy for you?
They were complicated hours but it feels good to reconnect with victory, to have a link with the supporters, with the club, with the teammates.
Doing it while winning is always easier.
Was there a real desire to turn the page on this World Cup?
Of course !
We discussed the whole World Cup with the coach and the management to find out what was best for the team first and for me too.
We talked before the final and I said that I would come back, whatever the result, because I felt good, I wanted to continue playing, I didn't want to go on vacation right away.
We have important matches, the coach said "no worries" and I was lined up tonight.
Did you feel more pressure for penalties in the World Cup final or for the one against Strasbourg tonight?
It's different emotions, different scenarios.
The World Cup we lose, there we know that it is a penalty that will give you the victory.
In the World Cup, we did not know.
It's different emotions.
Have you digested the defeat in the World Cup final?
I don't think it will ever digest.
Now, as I told the coach and the teammates, there is no reason for my club to pay for a failure in selection.
PSG is not responsible for our defeat.
I tried to come back with the best possible energy, being as positive as possible. I'm not playing a crazy match but I continued to believe in it, to push, because I knew that with nothing we could turn the situation around. and that's what we did very late in the game.
We are very happy
What did you think of Argentina's celebrations, and more specifically those of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who targeted you?
I spoke with him after the match, I congratulated him because it was the quest of a lifetime for him.
For me too, but I failed so you always have to be a good player.
Celebrations are not my problem.
We must not waste energy on such futile things, the important thing for me is to give the best of myself for the club.
We'll wait for Leo to come back so we can start winning games and scoring goals again.