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Mbappe: Winning the Champions League with PSG will not change the decision to leave

Even as PSG edges closer to a triumph in the Champions League, star forward Kylian Mbappe has reitareited that even lifting the prestigious trophy will not affect his decision to leave the club in the summer. Despite his deep connections to the city and the team, Mbappe’s future plans remain unchanged.

“No, no, no” Mbappe responded when asked if winning the Champions League could have an impact on his decision. “I’m proud to wear PSG as I’m Parisien. I dream to win the Champions League with PSG, and we will try to go to Wembley” he added.

Paris Saint-Germain’s manager, Luis Enrique, did not miss Mbappe’s crucial role in the team’s success in his post-match press-conference. “Chapeau to Kylian Mbappe. He has been our leader, our face in the way he pressed and decided to fight on every single ball” the Spanish specialist said. He underlined that true leadership is demonstrated by actions, and Mbappe has been “perfect” in that aspect.

When asked about Mbappe’s future, Enrique maintained a respectful distance, noting, “Let’s wait for Mr. Kylian to speak about his future. When Mbappe and PSG speak in public, we will see. It’s like a process. Until Mbappe goes and speaks in public, I’m just here waiting and staying silent.”

This season, Mbappe has been in spectacular form, scoring a brace last night against Barcelona to bring his tally to 41 goals in 42 games. His prowess in away matches, particularly in the knockout stages of the Champions League, where he has 15 goals in 12 games, is only surpassed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 23 goals in 39 direct elimination games away from home. With his latest goals, Mbappe has matched the Champions League scoring records of legends like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andriy Shevchenko, who both have 48 goals.