The PSG and FRANCE world megastar chats to MATCH about his jaw-dropping career so far!
MBAPPE SAYS: “I can always remember facing Gianluigi Buffon when I was at Monaco when we played Juventus in the Champions League, and thinking the saves he makes don’t look possible, and what do we have to do to score past him! Then I played with him at PSG and he is such a great guy. I miss him a lot!”
HIS BEST ATTRIBUTE!
MBAPPE SAYS: “I don’t want to just talk about one, I am looking to be the complete player. When you look at the best players you don’t talk about their weakness but that they are complete. Nobody talks about what Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar can’t do. I am still young and I play with such experienced players both with PSG and France. I want to learn and at the same time improve all aspects of my own game!”
WINNING THE WORLD CUP!
MBAPPE SAYS: “To win a World Cup and to score in the final is something I think every boy dreams of when he is growing up. I can’t even begin to explain the feeling!”
MBAPPE SAYS: “I wear Nike Mercurials. The Superfly Bondys are obviously very special to me and where I come from!”
PLAYING WITH NEYMAR!
MBAPPE SAYS: “Firstly he is my friend, but to play with him is something special. He is one of the best in the world and I think he is playing the best he has been since he arrived in Paris which can only be good news for us!”
ADVICE TO MATCH FANS!
MBAPPE SAYS: “Practising your sprints is important, but it is also important to practice with the ball at your feet. You can be the fastest player but if you don’t have the technique it’s not helpful!”
BEST FOOTY FRIEND!
MBAPPE SAYS: “At PSG we are all very close, we are very fortunate that we are like a family here. Ousmane Dembele is a very good friend of mine, he has not had an easy season but he is a special player and I am sure next season we will see his full ability!”
MBAPPE SAYS: “I really enjoy watching NBA it’s such an exciting sport. Travel is something I like as well – being by the ocean is amazing! On FIFA, I’d rate myself an 8 out of 10. There are a few players who think they are the best! I do play as PSG, but will play with other teams as well!”
SCORING OR ASSISTING?
MBAPPE SAYS: “The main thing is that I help the team get a good result and if that means me assisting great, but of course scoring a goal is a great feeling!”
FUTURE BALLON D’OR?
MBAPPE SAYS: “It is not something that haunts me because I know have time. If you ask any player if he wants to be recognized as the best I am sure they will say yes so yes I would like to win at some point in my career, but success with PSG and France will always be my priority!”
MBAPPE SAYS: “It is something I haven’t given much thought. Football has always been such a big part of my life and I made my debut for Monaco at 16 so I have never really been forced to think about an alternative!”