“I have not yet made a decision regarding my future,” assures Kylian Mbappé after winning the Champions Trophy with PSG

Scorer against Toulouse during the Champions Trophy (2-0), Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes, Kylian Mbappé stopped in the mixed zone to affirm that he had not yet decided on his future.

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Kylian Mbappé during the match against Toulouse, Wednesday January 3, 2024, at the Parc des Princes, as part of the Champions Trophy.  (FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

We’ll still have to wait. At the end of his contract in six months, Kylian Mbappé assured that he had not yet decided anything for his future, Wednesday evening, after PSG’s victory against Toulouse during the Champions Trophy (2-0). In the mixed zone of the Parc des Princes, the author of the second Parisian goal, free to find a base for next summer since January 1, explained that he preferred to concentrate on the titles to be won with Paris Saint-Germain, and that its future “didn’t interest many people”.

You start the year with a trophy, does that give you even more desire for the rest of the season?
Kylian Mbappé: Yes, of course, we are very happy. We wanted to start the year with a trophy, it’s important to keep this positive spiral. It wasn’t a simple match, but we made it a little less complicated. We were able to control it, even if we had a few air pockets. But for a restart match, it was satisfactory, and we are happy to go home with the cup.

You have been free to sign up with the club of your choice for a few days, have you made your decision and do you already have an agreement with a club?
No. Already, I am very motivated for this year. We have titles to go for, and we have already taken one. Afterwards, I have not yet made my decision, but with the agreement I made with the president this summer, whatever my choice, we managed to protect all parties and preserve the serenity of the club for the challenges to come, which remains the most important. My decision is secondary.

“My situation, no one talks about it at the club”

During your first extension, your decision dragged on a little and was announced at the end of May. Is the timing different?
I do not know. It was late May in 2022 because I didn’t know until May. If I know what I want to do, why hang around? But like I said, the most important thing is the titles. We won a trophy and we have a young group who want to win others. The team and the group are looking towards that. My situation, no one talks about it at the club, so it doesn’t interest many people. What the world cares about is that I help the team win trophies like I did today.

The coach said the team needs to improve. What progress must it make in view of the Champions League?
You always have to improve. The coach arrived with clear ideas, but a lot of ideas. It takes time to assimilate all this, no matter how good the players are. I think we’re starting to see some interesting things, I don’t know what you think it looks like from the outside? I think it’s more structured, offensively, we see the patterns, something is emerging, right? Maybe I’m crazy?

We’ll see on February 14…

So if it doesn’t happen on February 14, does that mean there are no ideas? I ask…

One time you are in the axis, another in a corridor, how is your positioning with Luis Enrique?
When I speak with him, he says that a good player must know how to play several positions. So I think I’m a good player (smile), I play several positions this year. But no matter where we play, it adapts according to the qualities of the player, so we are not disoriented. If he wants me to play in the middle, on the left or on the right, I will play there.

Could this freedom that the coach offers you and this even more important role encourage you to stay at PSG?

Because before, I wasn’t important? I have always been important, I am a continuation of what I have been since I was in Paris.

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