PSG stars blast Kylian Mbappe as club goes tough on his latest comments

July 9th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Kylian Mbappe has sparked controversy within the PSG dressing room following his latest comments on the club, according to a report from RMC Sport.

The 24-year-old gave an exclusive interview in this month’s France Football issue. The interview took place during last June’s international break, before Mbappé had sent PSG the letter indicating he wouldn’t trigger his one-year extension.

In the interview, the free-scoring PSG frontman notably said his performances are unfairly criticised because it is supposedly much harder to impress while playing in Ligue 1, whilst branding PSG a “divisive” club that hit its glass ceiling in the Champions League.

Unsurprisingly, Mbappé’s comments have not gone down well at all in the club’s dressing room.

According to RMC Sport, six players have forwarded their teammate’s interview to club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

The French media understands that two of those six players are new signings out of Milan Škriniar, Manuel Ugarte and Marco Asensio. One of the messages sent to Al-Khelaifi reportedly said: “It is an insult to the club.”

The Qatari club chairman also labelled Mbappé’s interview as a lack of respect to everyone involved with PSG, be they new signings, newly-appointed head coach Luis Enrique and the whole fanbase.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe’s controversial comments: “Are people trivialising my performances? Yes, but at the same time, I don’t blame them. In France, they saw me grow up, they see me all the time, at PSG every weekends or in selection.

“And I’ve been scoring a lot for years. So, for people, it’s becoming normal. I’ve never complained that my performances are trivialized. I’m young and I’ve had the chance to. It was not that long ago to be an observer, before being an actor.

“And myself, I trivialized what [Lionel] Messi was doing, what Cristiano Ronaldo was doing, what the great players were doing. We are in a consumer society, where ‘it’s good, but do again’.

“And the fact that I’m right next door, in Paris… I think playing at Paris-SG doesn’t help much because it’s a divisive team, a divisive club. So, of course it attracts gossip but it doesn’t bother me because I know what I’m doing and how I do it.”

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