Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe is gunning for a champion league win and he has revealed that games like the forthcoming UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich are why he signed for the Ligue 1 champions.
Mbappe said he has always wanted to write the history of French football before he joined Paris Saint-Germain.
What a Champions League win will mean to Mbappe
He is now close to adding to PSG and French football’s history, as the Ligue 1 giants are on the verge of winning the Champions League in their first appearance in competition’s final in history. Kylian Mbappe has won many titles at just 21 years old and he is ready to face the challenge tomorrow when his team matchup against Bayern Munich for the Champions League title.
On Sunday, PSG would have to see off a very dangerous Bayern Munich side, who have lifted the competition’s trophy on seven occasions, to achieve this unprecedented feat.
Mbappe had already inked his name in French football’s history books by winning the World Cup in 2018 at age 19.
He was on the scoresheet as Paris Saint-Germain booked the finals ticket with a 3-0 semi-final victory over RB Leipzig.
Mbappe reached the semi-finals with Monaco in 2017, before making a switch to PSG.
He revealed: “This is exactly why I came here,” he told reporters on Saturday. “I have always said that I wanted to make history for my country. This is a chance. When I arrived in 2017, we experienced several disappointments. Today, we are in the final and that shows that we have not given up.”
“It would be a great reward to win with a French club. It was my mission when I came. Winning [on Sunday] would be incredible, it would be an achievement for a French club,” he added.
The last time a French team won the Champions League was in 1993, when Marseille defeated AC Milan 1-0.
This year’s final will take place at the Estadio da Luz behind closed doors, however, Mbappe believes the atmosphere remains special.
“It’s still the greatest club competition,” Mbappe added. “Of course, it’s bizarre to play behind closed doors.”
“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 the 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.”
Mbappe has been instrumental in PSG’s Champions League success, scoring five goals and five assists in nine appearances en route to the final in Lisbon.