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Kylian Mbappé explained why he doesn't sign for Real Madrid

The forward told the real reasons for his "no" to the Spanish club

By Mauricio Saenz

The forward told the real reasons for his "no" to the Spanish club
The forward told the real reasons for his "no" to the Spanish club
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Kylian Mbappé gave an interview to L'Obs in which he reviews his career and recalls his time in Madrid in 2014, before becoming a star in the ranks of Monaco and consecrating himself in Paris Saint-Germain.

A young Mbappé visited Madrid seven years ago and had the opportunity to see first-hand the facilities of the white club. In addition, he was able to greet his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Zinedine Zidane himself, who at that time already recommended the signing of him by the Bernabéu club since he considered him a true jewel.

"My parents wanted me to start my career in France, to be educated in France. To play football, but also to continue my training. Going to Spain, even with Zidane, was another country, another culture ...", he began recounting the forward.

In the interview in L'Obs, Mbappé does not talk about his future, although he does leave some clues about his aspirations at a sporting level. "I always want to challenge myself, because that allows you not to relax. Being on the pitch feeds me, is my recharge. Thanks to that, I have the energy to face the other aspects of football," he explained.

He also spoke of his rapid rise to the elite of world soccer. "At first it was hard to carry that weight, because I was very young. I was a boy from 18 to 19 years old who loved to do things as a boy from 18 to 19 years old. But, in the field, they asked me to be an adult. When you want reaching the top there is no place for the immature, nor for children. It is a world of adults and you have to be prepared for it".

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