The player was consulted about his failed signing for the white team.

The player was consulted about his failed signing for the white team.

The French PSG player Kylian Mbappé, who was about to sign for Real Madrid, confesses that he still admires the merengue club, “one of the best, perhaps the best in the world”, to whom he wishes “all the luck”, according to an interview with the New York Times.

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“There have been many years of contact with them, always good vibes, with respect and admiration (…) I never played for Madrid except (for a week in training) when I was 14 years old, and I have the feeling that it is like my home even though I've never been there,” he says.

Mbappé and Florentino

< p>The player was consulted about his failed signing for the white team.

When he decided in August that he would finally stay at Paris Saint Germain after a long soap opera of negotiations and counter-negotiations, Mpappé says that He personally called President Florentino Pérez – “we have a great relationship,” he points out – to break the news.

But during that long negotiation there was another call that surprised him more, from French President Emmanuel Macron himself: “He told me he wanted me to stay (at PSG), 'you are very important to the country and people will be happy if you stay ´ (…) I never imagined that I would talk to the president about my future and my career!”, he says.

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Even so, he doesn't seem to close the door on Real Madrid with an ambiguous phrase: “You never know what's going to happen.” Regarding his megastar status at PSG, Mbappé points out that he has no intention of imposing coaches or deciding “which players are called”, because his role is very clear: “I'm just a player, of course an important player But I don't want to be more than that.”

He acknowledges that he aspires to win the Ballon d'Or and that he is “close to achieving it”, a dream he has had since he was a child he saw that award distributed between Ronaldo and Messi, and he also mentions among his ambitions to win both the World Cup with France and the Champions League, a trophy that escaped him hands on two occasions.

Finally, and on a more personal note, Mbappé says that the only thing he regrets about his life it is having “grown up too fast” and that at 16, already playing as a professional, he was required to do what is required of a 30-year-old athlete: “Watch videos (of matches), go to the gym and watch what you eat” . “I was just a kid. All I wanted was to play Play Station after the game,” he says.

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