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Mbappe underlines UCL ambitions amid links to Real Madrid: “I’ll never be satisfied”

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It has been close to a month since Kylian Mbappe revealed his disinterest in renewing his contract with PSG. The player’s statement took the world of football by storm, reopening talks of the player’s potential destinations.

However, Mbappe has been largely coy about his exit ever since. Though Real Madrid sprung back into the race immediately, there has been little contribution towards negotiations from the Frenchman’s end.

Earlier today, the youngster spoke to L’Equipe and France Football after being awarded the best French player of the 2022-23 season. On this occasion, however, he did not hold back. As revealed by MARCA, he put out some explosive comments over his situation in France, starting from why he desired to leave Ligue 1.

“Reasons to believe it’s my last season in Ligue 1? It’s very simple. I’m a competitor, when I play, it’s to win. It doesn’t matter who I play with, what shirt I wear or where I play, I never settle. I just want to win, win the Champions League. I’ll never be satisfied.”

Paris Saint-Germain’s cursed run in the UEFA Champions League is one of the fundamental factors pushing Mbappe out. Despite boasting a star-studded squad in recent seasons, the Parisiens have failed to hold their own in the competition.

“I don’t know what PSG needs to do to win the Champions League. It’s not a question for me. We did what we could. Ask the people that built the team, who built this club,” the young phenom said when asked about the reason for repeated setbacks in the UCL.

The youngster’s fiery statements just continued, as he went on to call his current team ‘divided’ and a constant target for media.

“I think that playing at PSG does not help much because it is a divided team, a divided club. So, of course, it attracts gossip but it doesn’t bother me because I know what I’m doing.”

The 24-year-old has proven to be a match-winner on the biggest of stages time and time again in his short career so far. He reiterated the need for a competitive club to match his wavelength, saying,

“I don’t want to be in a team just there to participate. That’s why sometimes people think I’m arrogant. Because I just hate participating. It’s not in my nature.”

Finally, Mbappe highlighted how he wishes to follow in the footsteps of some of football’s greats and the need for him to change scenery to bring out his best level.

“Myself, I trivialized what Messi was doing, what Cristiano Ronaldo was doing, what the great players were doing. We are in a consumer society, where it’s good, but do it again,” he said.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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