Mbappe, who moved to Parisien from his academic club Monaco after a breakthrough season in 2017, has spent much of his time in the French capital. In recent weeks, he has appeared in interviews questioning the mentality and approach of the club’s owners, which has resulted in PSG losing players such as Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.
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While some fans and pundits understand why Mbappe wants to move to a club that can promise him success on the European stage, there are those who believe he is overstepping his bounds. One of those is the former French defender Rolland Courbis. In a fiery speech in an interview with After Foot RMC, Courbis said: You don’t think you’re going to play for a year and then say goodbye to us! If that’s what you think, reunite with your family, because you won’t play a minute more at Paris Saint-Germain!
Several PSG players have spoken out in the past about the unfair treatment they have received from ardent PSG fans, whose passion occasionally escalates into something more virulent. Mbappe has said that such reactions discourage players of Messi’s caliber, and Messi himself, speaking to the media, has confirmed this claim, pointing out that he has been turned into a scapegoat and an easy target for PSG fans.
Messi, who will join MLS team Inter Miami when the American transfer window opens, told RMC Sport: At first it was great, I got a lot of support, as I often said, but then people started to treat me differently, some of the Paris fans. Most, on the contrary, treated me as well as they did in the beginning. There was a disconnect with a large part of the Parisian crowd.
Messi was often booed at the end of his time at PSG, and there were calls for a boycott after he was rumored to have left the team without informing management. This came as a surprise to many, as Messi was not considered a problem for the Parisians, continuing to produce excellent results even in his 30s.
Of course, that was not my intention, the legendary Argentine continued. But things like that have happened to Mbappe and Neymar, it’s their way of doing things. But I still remember all those people who supported me, just like when I started. The PSG project has reached zenith, byThe same window for Neymar and Mbappe, but it did not lead to much success in the Champions League, where a silver medal in the 2020 season remains their best finish.
Despite being from Paris, Mbappe has always been uncomfortable at PSG, despite becoming the face of the club and scoring for it at an incredible rate, almost a goal a game for 160 games. He has been contemplating a move to Real Madrid for several years now, and PSG has a decision to make: either try to recoup the money spent on him by selling him this summer, or keep him for one last Champions League appearance but let him go next summer on a free transfer.