Kylian Mbappe believes that the French Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain needs quite a lot of improvement before they can really give a tough fight to the elite European clubs. However, he also told that PSG is now heading in the right direction and will soon opt for a realistic challenge in the Champions League against the top clubs.
The Oryx Qatar Sports Investments bought the French club in 2011, and since then, PSG seems quite unbeatable in Ligue 1 with five league championships in last six seasons. They are also dominating the league this season and will hopefully win the Ligue 1 trophy this time too. However, their Champions League performances were not up to the mark in the previous seasons.
The France international now thinks that they still need improvements before they can truly challenge teams like Real Madrid or Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. However, the youngster believes that they are now in the right track and the UCL will soon “become their goal at some point.”
While talking about their Champions League performance, Kylian Mbappe told ESPN that “The club hasn’t stopped growing since the new owners arrived, and we players must evolve together with the club before we can think about winning a Champions League, that’s the final step (in the process).”
Mbappe also told “The club is very conscious about these steps and, if everyone plays their part, it will come naturally,” and further added “But, with our potential, of course the Champions League will become our goal at some point.” He also hinted about his growing relationship with the flagship player Neymar which he believes is great for him and also for the club.
While talking about Neymar, he told “We began talking since before I arrived at PSG, he was there already and knew I was coming too,” and then added “He asked when I’d arrive, and how. It wasn’t always an easy relationship, because both me and him didn’t speak good English in the beginning, and he didn’t speak any French. Now we can talk, and with communication the affinities come naturally.”
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