Emmanuel Macron advised Kylian Mbappé to stay in Paris | Video


He says it didn’t influence his decision…

Emmanuel MacronPresident of France, confirmed during an interview for the local press, that prior to the renewal of Kylian Mbappe with the Paris Saint-Germaincalled the striker to advise him to stay in the Parisian complex. For the president, his duty is defend the countryand for him, that extends to the football field.

I had a conversation with Kylian Mbappé to advise him to stay in France. We talked about it in an informal and friendly way. It is the role of a president to defend the country from him.

After the announcement of its renewal, Mbappe assured to have regular communication with the French president and that he himself called him not to leave during the transfer market, something that, according to the coveted striker, made him understand that his continuity in the country and at PSG transcended sports.

Macronfan of Olympic MarseilleInstead, he claimed that he did not try to influence the 23-year-oldbut wanted explain the situation and the impact that the striker has had for France on and off the field.

I assure you that I am not involved in any signing! Like any citizen when it comes to sport, I want to see a good game and support a team, in this case Olympique de Marseille.

Mbappe had talks with real Madridthe main contender to sign him, before announcing that he would choose to remain with the Parisian squad until 2025.

On the other hand, in the same interview, the French president was again questioned about the incidents occurred during the Champions League Final in the Stade de France last Saturday. The president stated that he felt indignant seeing footage of fans being doused with tear gas.

I was, like all of you, outraged by the disorder in all its forms and by what we saw. I like order and calm.

During the week, the UEFA released a statement apologizing for the “harrowing moments” that were experienced during the Final, while real Madrida team that was crowned champion of the Champions League for the fourteenth time, requested a Explanation before the events that occurred in an event of this level.

In response to demands for a formal investigation into what happened, Macron declared the next:

I think of the families who received pushes, who have not been able to access the places they had paid for, so I would like us to be able to compensate them as soon as possible. I also want transparency. I asked the government to clarify what happened, to determine the responsibilities and to explain them in detail to our compatriots, the English and the Spanish.

(With information from Europe Press)

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