Live broadcast, July 10, recently, the new Paris sports director Leonardo accepted an interview. In the interview he talked about the future of Mbappé.
——At the UNFP (French Professional Players’ Union) awards ceremony, Mbappé delivered a passionate speech in which he talked about his desire to take on more responsibilities. Paris, maybe elsewhere. What do you think of it?
Mbappé is very special. He is only 20 years old this year, but he is already a world-class player. Becoming Mbappé is itself a responsibility. OtherwiseIn addition, the world of football is now becoming more and more difficult. Just like Mbappé’s agent said: He spent an incredible 2016-2017 season in Monaco, and then made a transfer that shocked the world. In the following season, he Participated in the World Cup and won the championship.
——Mbappé has been in Paris for two years and he still has three years of contract. Is it your priority to renew him?
Whether the contract extension with Mbappé is a priority is not a question. Mbappé is here, he is very important to the club, there is no doubt. At the beginning of the preseason, he returned to the team with a good attitude and a confident smile on his face, as always. He is very attractive and people like him. It is very important to have such a player in the team.
——Then should he renew the contract?
This is not a problem, I never promise. There are two reasons: First, I don't have the final say in the club. Second, I don’t want to make promises out of thin air when I’m not sure whether I can keep my promises. I like to live in the moment.
—Should Paris build a team around Mbappé?
Mbappé is a very good player, yes, he is great.