“I wanted to leave, I don’t play for whoever calls me a monkey”

Macron’s influence on the decision to stay at PSG: “There were some calls: in December, January, February, March …”

In a lengthy interview granted to Sports Illustrated, Kylian Mbappé he also retraced his complicated post-Euro 2021, when he thought about leaving the national team following the lack of support from the Football Association after the racist insults suffered due to the wrong penalty against Switzerland in the round of 16: “I thought I couldn’t play for people who think I’m a monkey. But then I took some time to think and everyone encouraged me. Quitting wouldn’t be a good message, because I think I’m an example for many people. I wanted to say to the new generations ‘We are better than this’ “..

Macron’s influence on the decision to stay at PSG: “There were some calls: in December, January, February, March … He said to me ‘I know you want to leave. I want to tell you that you are important in France and I don’t want you to leave. You have the opportunity to write history. Here. Everyone loves you. ‘I told him I appreciated him, it was really crazy. The president calls you and wants you to stay. “

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