‘I feel the same vibes’: Kylian Mbappe compares the atmosphere in PSG squad to World Cup winning French team after hammering RB Leipzig 3-0 to make first Champions League final
- Kylian Mbappe compared PSG’s atmosphere to the French World Cup-winners
- He says players know the importance of the competition and know their roles
- He claims the secret to their success has been doing activities off the pitch
- Mbappe also states that he would rather play Lyon than Bayern Munich next
PSG have secured their place in the final after overcoming RB Leipzig on Tuesday night, with goals from Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat to secure a 3-0 win in Lisbon.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will play either Bayern Munich or Lyon in the final, but Mbappe believes PSG have what it takes to win the title despite struggling on the European stage for the past decade.
Kylian Mbappe says the ‘vibe’ within PSG squad is the same as the French World-Cup winners
Two years on from winning the World Cup in Russia, Mbappe claims his team-mates have the same focus that the national side possessed.
He said in the post-match interview: ‘I feel the same vibes because we managed to create a group where everyone knows their importance and everyone do their job.
‘We do a lot of activities outside the pitch, maybe it’s too much for some but that’s how you win titles.’
Mbappe believes they will be victorious – two years on from winning the World Cup in Russia
He says the PSG players all know the importance of the competition and know their roles
Mbappe went on the explain the importance of atmosphere within the squad as he recalled the moment he thought is Champions League campaign was over, following the ankle injury he sustained in the French Cup final on July 24.
‘When I got injured against Saint Etienne, I thought the Champions League was over for me,’ he said.
‘But the morning after I told myself I needed to be part of this journey, even if I didn’t play, at least to bring my good mood to the team.’
Mbappe also reflected on his relationship with his goalscoring partner, Neymar, after the pair have scored a combined total of 60 goals this season.
He said: ‘The coach said that we get along very well, and we get along very well on and off the pitch, so I think it’s important for the group too. It is a pleasure to play with a player like Neymar.
‘He’s one of the best players in the world and he proved it today. Maybe he hasn’t scored a goal but he assisted which is very important too as Di Maria benefited from it.’
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