Mbappé commits to PSG for the remainder of 2021-22 season
France and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé has distanced himself from speculation that he could be set to join Real Madrid during the January window after guaranteeing he would finish out the 2021-22 campaign in the French capital.
When speaking with global media giant CNN, Mbappé spoke of his happiness at PSG and his commitment level for the remainder of the season while helping the club push for every possible piece of silverware on offer
“No, I’m not joining Real Madrid in January. In January it’s not happening.
I’m in Paris Saint-Germain, I’m really happy and I will 100% finish the season as PSG player. I’ll give everything to win with Paris all titles this year.” Note: quotes via Fabrizio Romano
Though his statement did little to suggest he would not be off to the Spanish capital in the summer, PSG fans can rest easy regarding the club’s chances at lifting another Ligue 1 title as well as making a serious push in the Champions League.
PSG is set to clash with Mbappé’s potential future employers Real Madrid in the round of sixteen after the Les Parisiens finished runner-up to Manchester City in the group stage.
Global star speaks out regarding biennial World Cup
Given his status across football’s global landscape, Kylian Mbappé has used his platform to recently speak out against the notion of a biennial World Cup that has gained traction in recent months.
Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski have raised concerns over FIFA’s proposal to hold a World Cup every two years.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 28, 2021
The World Cup winner, along with Bayern Munich star striker Roberto Lewandowski, both raised awareness as well as concerns regarding FIFA’s controversial proposal of fielding a World Cup every two years when speaking at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai;
“My opinion is that the World Cup is the World Cup, it’s a special thing because it is every four years. If you have it every two years, it can start to be normal and I want to say that is not normal.
It is something amazing, maybe you play [in a World Cup] one time in your life. I agree with Robert when we talk about performance, we already play 60 games in the year, you have the Euros, you have the World Cup, we now have the Nations League, so many competitions.
We are happy to play but when it’s too much, it’s too much. We have to recover, we have to stay relaxed. If people want to have quality in the game… if they just want to see some games on the TV, of course, we’re going to play.
But if they want to see quality games, to see emotion, to see this type of thing that makes the beauty of football too, we have to respect the health of the players.”
Not only is the integrity of the World Cup under threat with the number of tournaments set to double should FIFA gets its way, making participation in the legendary football competition lose a bit of its luster, the nature of footballers being overworked remains at the fore.
The question of when too many matches become too many for professional footballers to realistically handle before their bodies break down more regularly must certainly remain a hotly discussed issue moving forward.
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