In an interview with BFMTV during his stay in the USA, Kylian Mbappé notably spoke about Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s recent interview with Le Parisien in which he pointed to the French striker as the model for PSG’s new project, in the wake of his contract extension.
“Of course it moves me [to hear that], especially coming from my club president. It’s a message which is great to hear but there was a PSG before me and there will be a PSG after me. Everyone knows of my ambition to leave my mark on the club, but really Paris Saint-Germain has this identity and I’m just making my contribution.”
In his interview, Al-Khelaifi also indicated that this summer would mark the end of the “bling-bling” era at the club, with the new project taking on a more pragmatic approach – embodied by the probable arrival of Christophe Galtier as manager in the coming days. Mbappé also reacted to these words:
“I don’t know if I’m the counter-example of bling-bling, because when your face is on Times Square, you are a bit bling-bling but I’ve always made football my priority, for me one can’t exist without the other. But I understand the club’s message, that’s the message I’ve been given too.”