Kylian Mbappé tells CNN Sport why he stayed with Paris Saint-Germain.
The teenager has impressed in his first season at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, but has hinted that he could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Kylian Mbappé said: “If I was in [the manager’s] position, and I have not spoken to him, I’d take a different decision because I’m too young, but there are very few players who can come through at this club, and with this level of expectation.
“I know what I can do. I know what I need to do to be successful, and my future is to try to get to a club like PSG.
Kylian Mbappé was one of the players to have joined Paris Saint-Germain
“It would be the best decision for me, but it would be difficult for me to manage at PSG with all the expectations, especially in a team where it is so important to have certain players, which I am not a part of.
“It would be a very difficult decision. I need to be a key player to play. I need to be important for the team. But I am not a key player at PSG.”
The teenager also denied that he had tried to force the issue with PSG, and stressed that he was happy at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
“Yes, I went to PSG’s office, but I don’t think that I’m forcing anything. I think that is the player’s decision.
“I’ve stayed here two and a half years (from the day I was in the team) and I love this club; I love this city; the city is my home, and the club is part of this, and I have to respect it.”
Kylian Mbappé has been linked with a move to PSG in the summer transfer window
Mbappé has had the chance to express his intentions to clubs since he was in Paris at the end of last season, with his stock rising in the early months of the new campaign.
He was one of a few PSG players given permission by the federation to leave the capital in July, but that did not