Kylian Mbappe attended a press conference ahead of the upcoming games to be played by the France national team part of the Euro 2024 qualifiers (vs. Gibraltar on June 16, and vs. Greece on June 19).
This was, obviously, an extraordinary opportunity for the media and the player to exchange some questions and answers about the rumors surrounding his future at PSG. The world champion, once again, expressed his desire to stay in Paris.
For the first time since the announcement of his desire not to extend his contract with PSG beyond 2024, Kylian Mbappe faced the media during a press conference prior to the match between Gibraltar and France.
Inevitably, not much was said about the meeting but instead, everybody wanted to focus on Mbappe's future, wherever that brings him to. Not many things were clarified by the Parisian, actually, with his statements (h/t CulturePSG) very much in line with what we already know.
Kylian Mbappe: “My goal is to continue at PSG. It's my only option at the moment"
Asked about leaving PSG next summer from the first question, Kylian Mbappe could not hide and replied: "I have already answered this question. My goal is to continue at PSG. It is my only option at the moment. I am ready to back to the pre-season and I hope the next questions will be related to tomorrow's game."
Regarding the moment when his already-famous letter in which he formalized the non-activation of the clause to extend his contract until 2025 was made public, Mbappe wanted to provide some clarification: "The letter was not sent recently, it was sent a while ago." Mbappe posed a question he later answered himself: "Am I surprised? No, there isn't a lot that shocks me anymore and as I said, I would like the next questions to focus on tomorrow's game."
It was a waste of time since he was asked briefly after two more questions on the same topic, to which he said that he "didn't think a letter could kill someone or offend someone," adding that he "just sent a letter--afterward, I can't control the reactions, but that doesn't matter to me."
In addition to the letter, France President Emmanuel Macron also announced that he wanted to get involved so that Mbappe stays at PSG.
Asked about the influence that the president could have on his career, Mbappe assured that he would not have any: "As of today, none. As I already said, he wants me to stay in Paris, and my goal is to stay, so I think we're on the same page."