Kylian Mbappe Unhappy With France Over Lionel Messi’s Treatment At PSG

Embattled Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe has hit out at France for its treatment of world cup winner, Lionel Messi during his two seasons in Ligue 1.

This follows the Argentina star, 35, being booed and jeered by PSG fans following the team’s exits from the Champions League over the past few seasons resulting to Messi opting not to extend his PSG contract at the end of the season and is set to join Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami.

In a report by ESPN, Mbappe defended his former club teammate and said he deserved more respect in France.

“We’re talking about potentially the best player in the history of football,” Mbappe told Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s never good news when someone like Messi leaves.

“Personally I haven’t really understood why so many people were relieved that he was leaving. We’re talking about Messi, he should be respected — but instead, he didn’t get the respect he deserved in France. It’s a shame, but that’s how it went. He’ll have to be replaced as best as possible.”

Messi joined the French champions in 2021 on a free transfer from Barcelona and despite winning the league on two occasions, the forward struggled to adapt to life at PSG.

In addition, Mbappe explained that, he never asked PSG to allow him to move to Real Madrid in this summer, confirming that he is happy to play in the French capital next season but will not extend his deal with the club.

PSG risk losing Mbappe, a former world cup win and finalist for free in June 2024.

The French captain will also be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club from January should he decide to see out the remaining year of his deal at Paris.

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