Kylian Mbappe, the 22-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and France striker, told a few secrets about playing at PSG and his relationship with Neymar in an interview with Esquire.
Do you have to be friends with your colleagues in the team?
You don’t have to have breakfast with your teammates every morning to win.
What did I say to Neymar about the fight for the Golden Ball?
I said: “I don’t want to step on your toes. This year I’m going to compete for the Ballon d’Or, because you’re not going to get it. But I promise I don’t want to take your place.
Can I consider myself a star?
I think so. If your face hangs all over the city, the world, then sure. Being a star is status, but it doesn’t make me a better person than others.
Fans give you a lot of love, but sometimes it can be too much, and they may not respect your privacy. We give our lives to people because every 3 days we give them pleasure and give them our time. You can’t expect a normal life, but a little respect for other people’s privacy is not too much to ask, I think.