Kylian Mbappé: ‘I try to push the limits’

In an interview with UEFA, the Paris Saint-Germain striker talked about his ambitions and his attitude towards the game.

“I think I’m an ambitious person. It’s a term that can scare some people, but I see it rather as the fact of not wanting to set yourself any limits.” That’s how the Paris forward replied when asked about his ambitions. His desire to succeed and give the best of himself are simply a means, for him, to reach the top of the game:

 “I try to push the limits to the maximum and I want to see where that can take me.”Currently at the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts, Kylian revealed an anecdote from the early days of his career:

 “For a long time, in youth teams, people said I didn’t score enough, to above all put on a show. In football nowadays, you have to score. And to score, you have to practice how to do it. You have to work on it in training.” That is what the Parisian number 7 now puts into practice: 

“When you’re struggling, no one else can pick you up. You have to be strong mentally and do everything to understand that you can move mountains. When I go onto the pitch, I say to myself that I’m going to give my all to be the best I can possibly be.

Though he already has a World Cup winner’s medal – picked up as a teenager – his motivation remains firmly intact: 

“We want to win a second one. The World Cup is a goal, something you work towards for a long time and that you win when you have worked your way to the top. I was fortunate enough to win it at 19, that’s something that is going to help me progress in my career. There will be other challenges, and my ambition is to win a second one.”

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