After giving Real Madrid a huge sit-in this Saturday, Kylian Mbappé made an affectionate public gesture to the white club and its president the next day, in one of the paragraphs of the message he posted on his social networks that afternoon: “Thank you Kind regards Real Madrid and Florentino Pérez. I recognize the opportunity and privilege of having been courted by such an institution. I can imagine the disappointment. At the height of my doubts. I will be his first fan in the Champions League final in Paris. In my house,” wrote the footballer, who will appear at a press conference with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi this Monday at 3 p.m.
That was the penultimate paragraph of a statement in which he added to what he had said the day before on the pitch before the game against Metz: “I am very happy to be able to continue playing, growing up and developing in France, my country of birth. . And that gives me the opportunity to pursue my dreams,” he emphasizes in his text this Sunday. “I have decided to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain. I’m convinced that I can develop further here in a club that gives you all the means to get to the top.”
Above all, the statement plays out the emotional side: “Ever since I was a child, I’d rather dream my life than live my dream. It’s a choice, a principle, and a privilege. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve tried to progress from challenge to challenge.”
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