French star Kylian Mbappe, captain of his country’s national team, avoided talking about his future with his French team, Paris Saint-Germain, during an interview he conducted with the “Telefoot” program on the French “TF1” channel yesterday, Saturday.
Mbappe preferred to enjoy what he achieved with France and the record victory with 14 unanswered goals over Gibraltar in the European qualifiers for Euro 2024.
The French international said, “I’m really looking forward to talking about the national team. We have very good results. I want us to talk more about that, instead of talking about something that will happen one day, and there will be time to talk about it, especially since I did that last summer.”
Mbappe’s contract with the Parisian team expires next summer.
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The young striker scored 3 goals (a hat-trick) that contributed to his country achieving the largest victory in the history of the French national team and also the largest in the European World Cup qualifiers. Germany had the record by beating San Marino by 13 unanswered goals in 2006.
Football is moving forward
Regarding his hat-trick against the Gibraltar national team, the former Monaco player indicated that he does not always try to present his best version, and said, “As you know, football dictates its rhythm. If it does not change, football moves forward… Even the biggest names had to move forward.” “To change their style. I played alongside Lionel Messi, and he changed his way of playing as well. Messi in Barcelona is not the same as in Saint-Germain.”
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Mbappe did not evade a question related to Luis Enrique’s demand that he exert more effort, especially in defensive duties, explaining, “I have good teammates and coaches and they always ask me to double my effort. I am very happy to have such people around me. I want to continue progressing and helping my team as best I can.”
Mbappe and his 300 goals
Mbappe reached 300 goals in his career with the “Roosters”, Monaco and Saint-Germain, but the player believes that personal achievements are not compared to the achievements of the teams. He pointed out that scoring 300 goals is a personal achievement, and the team comes first.
The 2018 world champion with his country’s national team concluded by saying, “I have always wanted to make history in football. Some people have scored 800 or 850 goals. My scoring 300 goals is ridiculous. Team titles are more valuable than individual achievements and numbers.”
300 – Kylian Mbappe scored his 300th goal in his career (with club + national team), before he turned 25 years old, a number that neither Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, nor Neymar could achieve. Historic. pic.twitter.com/Gr0b1a4A54
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His role as captain of the Roosters team
At the age of 24, Mbappe considered his carrying the captaincy of the first national team a source of pride for him and great confidence from coach Didier Deschamps. The France national team coach believes that the speedy winger plays the role of an ideal leader and succeeded in giving the group confidence and calm.