After the disappointing defeat at home against Clermont (2-3) to close the season, Kylian Mbappe spoke to the media, offered some words about teammate Sergio Rico, and also touched on his future at PSG with a remarkable statement.
When asked if the defeat against Clermont is a disappointing way to end the season, Mbappe did not want to talk much about it: “No, I think the most important thing was still the tribute to Sergio (Rico). There are more important things than football."
The French world champion added that even if they had been thrashed, that "wouldn't have changed anything", since the title of champions was secured in the 1-1 draw against Strasbourg. Kylian pointed out that the really important thing was to "pay tribute to Sergio."
Speaking specifically about the situation of the Spanish goalkeeper, Mbappe added that they thank "all the people at the stadium, of course, but also those who supported Sergio and his family in their own way. (...) We are going to pray and send as many positive vibes as possible so that he gets out of this situation quickly.”
Mbappe, already the club's all-time top scorer and winner of five consecutive awards as the Ligue 1 top-goalscorer, as usual, was also questioned about his future. The native from Bondy said that he is “just here to play," adding that "I still have a contract and I'm here to play. The club does what it can and I am happy with what the club does. The rest is none of my business."
Therefore, Mbappe continues to make it clear that he will play for PSG next season, after which his contract will run out making him a free agent in July 2024.
Of course, on this occasion, it could be said that he sent a small message to the sports management. Although Kylian himself doesn't need to point this out, it's absolutely clear that the last two transfer windows have been... bad, to say the least.