Kylian Mbappe says winning the Champions League would vindicate his choice to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe was being sought after by Europe’s top clubs in 2017 after his goals helped Monaco win the French title and arrive at the last four of the Champions League.
Rather he picked to move to the French capital in a super cash switch which made him the world’s most costly young person.
Presently, the 21-year-old is one match away from lifting Europe’s most valued trophy, wth PSG taking on Bayern Munich in Sunday’s last in Lisbon.
“That is exactly the reason I joined the club,” Mbappe said at a conference.
“I always said I wanted to write the history of French football. I have another opportunity to do that tomorrow.
“Since I joined in 2017 we have experienced a number of disappointments, now we’re in the final and that showed I didn’t give up and nor did we give up as a team.
“It would be a real reward if we could win the competition with a French side. That was my mission when I joined.”
The pandemic implied the organization of the opposition must be adjusted with one-legged ties and no supporters in the arenas.
“It’s still the greatest club competition,” Mbappe added. “Of course, it’s bizarre to play behind closed doors.Embed from Getty Images
“We’d have liked our fans to be here, we know they’ll be cheering us on wherever they are but it’s still the Champions League, you can see the tempo of game.
“It is behind closed doors but still a great atmosphere inside the stadium.
“You can really feel it; everyone wants to win the competition. It’s a unique format but one we’ll remember. We’ve been struck by a tragedy. This competition will go down in history.”
While PSG are searching for a first Champions League title, Bayern Munich are going for their 6th.Embed from Getty Images
“In this competition it is a slight advantage for Bayern Munich in that they’re used to being involved in finals such as this one. However, that won’t be a decisive advantage,” PSG manager Thomas Tuchel stated.
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