17 Feb Mbappe after Barcelona hat trick
Kylian Mbappe mentioned he’s “pleased” at Paris Saint-Germain following his hat trick in Tuesday’s 4-1 Champions League round-of-16 victory over Barcelona.
Mbappe scored his aspect’s first, second and fourth objectives on the night time after which opened up on his future with the Ligue 1 champions after the match.
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“I’ve all the time mentioned that I’m pleased right here. This form of match makes me even happier. The PSG shirt is one which I maintain pricey to my coronary heart,” the France worldwide instructed RMC Sport in a postmatch interview.
“I’m pleased. I all the time need to give the perfect of myself. I’ve not all the time had that success however by no means in my life will I conceal. Immediately, my onerous work is paying off.”
Mbappe additionally denied rumours that dropping to Barcelona on Tuesday would have meant him not extending his contract with the membership. His deal expires in June of 2022.
“It might be silly to determine my future on a single match. The reality is that it’s about reflecting for the long run,” he mentioned.
Tuesday’s heroics made the 22-year-old the primary participant to attain a Champions League hat trick on the Camp Nou since Andriy Shevchenko in 1997. It was the primary time he had confronted the Catalans, and performed at their floor, in his profession.
“Kylian shone tonight. Everyone seems to be pleased together with his efficiency. When Kylian shines within the massive matches, he makes the distinction. He introduced us this victory,” PSG captain Marquinhos mentioned after the sport.
“Kylian Mbappe had a fantastic night time. PSG has a fantastic star for the long run, who will likely be on the stage of Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo,” he mentioned.