The 20-year-old had just scored a hat-trick on a championship-clinching match before refuting the rumors regarding him going to join Real Madrid next season.
Zinedine Zidane was reportedly quite interested in Mbappe and wanted Florentino Perez to try and make a run at him, but Mbappe claimed he was only going to support Zizou and Madrid as a fan of the team and not as a player:
“I am here, I am in the project. It’s good for Real Madrid if there is Zizou, but I will watch merely as an admirer,” Mbappe told Canal Plus following his team’s victory.
The French striker keeps on piling milestones over his young career, becoming the first Ligue 1 player to score at least 30 goals on a full season since Jean-Pierre Papin pulled it off in the 1989-90 campaign. Nonetheless, he’s nowhere near satisfied and would like to take a step forward on his career next season:
“The last player to have scored 30 goals is Papin? I knew, I knew. I’m happy, but the season is not over so I can score others,” he continued.
However, he made it quite clear that the team is extremely disappointed for the way they underperformed in this year’s UEFA Champions League, blowing a 2 goal lead against Manchester United and getting knocked out in the round of 16 despite being one of the favorites to make it to the Final.
“We are disappointed for Manchester but football continues, it’s easy to say we have to move on but I will say it anyway. I will be happy if we win the Coupe de France and the championship,” Mbappe concluded.
Gladly for PSG fans, it looks like they’re going to have him on board for quite a very long time, so they’ll definitely have a lot of chances to win the UCL.