After securing back-to-back Ligue 1 titles, an ecstatic Kylian Mbappe feels that it was necessary to meet the expectations that had been placed on Paris Saint-Germain for this season and is now aiming to break even more records
The France international joined The Parisians last summer as part of a loan deal from AS Monaco with Mbappe set to become the world’s second most expensive player in football history at €180m, when PSG make his deal permanent this summer.
At only 19 years old, Mbappe has enjoyed a record-breaking season himself with the forward having set a new post-war record for France by becoming the youngest player to score a brace during the international break and has become the second youngest scorer to reach 50 career goals for both club and country, behind only PSG teammate Neymar.
PSG recently defeated the teenager’s former club Monaco 7-1 to seal their seventh Ligue 1 title and have also won the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions, but Mbappe is already aiming for more.
“Winning is always a special feeling, a source of pride. That’s what we work for all year long. Here in France, everyone had us down as favourites… but we still had to go out and do it, because if we didn’t do it, everyone would have been on our backs and we would have been the first to be disappointed. We are very happy to have done what we needed to do here in the league and now there are more records to be broken.” Mbappe told the club website.
Despite having already sealed the league title, PSG still has to play another four matches and Mbappe is confident that they will give it their all to break the 100-point barrier.
“We are all competitors and the motivation of making history will drive us now. We can set a new record for the number of points in a season, we know that we can make history and we’re not going to let it pass us by, we will do everything we can to make history…” revealed Mbappe.
The 19-year-old is already aiming for more: “There are highs and lows throughout the season, times when you’re in good form and others when you’re not… when you keep your feet on the ground, when you keep working hard, I think you will always get what you deserve… we have won several trophies and there’s still one more to come… and then the World Cup, so this year could still get even better…”