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Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Mbappé proud to leave PSG with his head held high

By Vaseline May26,2024

Kylian Mbappe said he was proud to leave Paris Saint-Germain with his head held high after winning Saturday’s French Cup final, but said he would wait for the right time to confirm where he will play next season.

“To end up in a final with a trophy, there is no better way. It feels really good,” Mbappe told reporters after PSG beat Lyon 2-1 in the final in the northern city of Lille.

Mbappe’s contract is now up and he recently confirmed he would leave at the end of the season, with Real Madrid expected to be his next destination, although neither he nor the Spanish giants have made any announcement.

“All I wanted was to end things well with my club, with a trophy. I think there is a time for everything and I will announce my future club in time,” he said.

“I think it will be in a few days, so there is no problem.

“I don’t know when yet. There are still some details to be sorted out, but the most important thing was to finish here on a high level,” added Mbappe, who will work with the French squad in the coming days. prepare for European Championship 2024.

Mbappé did not score in Saturday’s match, leaving his home team with a club record of 256 goals from 308 appearances.

Ousmane Dembele and Fabian Ruiz scored for PSG, who held on to win after Irishman Jake O’Brien pulled a goal back for Lyon in the second half.

Luis Enrique’s team, who lost to Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the Champions League, will therefore end the campaign with a national competition and cup double.

Mbappé joined from Monaco in a stunning €180 million deal in August 2017 and leaves having won six Ligue 1 titles, four French Cups and two League Cups, and helping his team reach the Champions League final in 2020 reach.

“There are only good memories and now I can go away with my head held high, also with a trophy, so I will only remember the positive things,” he said.

He admitted he spent a lot of time before kick-off thinking about never playing for PSG again as a seven-year spell at the club he joined as a teenager comes to an end.

“With the protocol before a cup final you have to wait a lot and so there is a lot of time to think. The last thing a footballer needs to do is think,” said the 25-year-old.

“You think and so all the memories start coming back. There’s all the nostalgia and the thought that in 90 minutes it’s all going to be over.

“It was difficult but a lot of fun at the same time.”

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