Kylian Mbappé gave a long interview to Ouest-France, at the last rally of the French team. The Breton daily publishes some extracts on its website this Monday evening, on the eve of Real Madrid – PSG.
After finishing 4th last year, Mbappé evokes in particular the race for the Ballon d'Or. " This year? You have to be lucid, I do not deserve it, he assures. There are players who have done more. With the PSG, already, we did not win all the national titles, in the Champions League, we disappointed. After, it's sure that at the individual level, I won a lot of trophies, but football is not played alone and must accept! I still have time to win it, I'm in no hurry, it's not something that haunts me. "
"My injury? I may have made mistakes "
The Parisian even admits that he would not "put himself on the podium", while slipping the name of four favorites: Van Dijk, Mané, Messi and Ronaldo. In an interview with Spiegel, published Saturday, the French makes Messi his favorite.
The striker of the Blues returns on the first big injury of his career (a tear in the left thigh), and admits to having some responsibility. "My injury fell on me like that, but I may have made mistakes, which I only saw afterwards," he concedes. Which ones? I played too much at times, I was less rested, I was not enough in management and I paid cash. (…) I learned to wait, especially. I had complications with the scar, which delayed my return a little. But now it's behind me. "
Finally, while he is very tempted by the Olympics in Tokyo next summer, Mbappé admits that he will not go to the clash, which could distance this objective: "The priority remains of course the Euro, because I do not want to make a controversy. After, we will see with my club, my selection. "