Mbappe was named at Sunday night’s UNFP (French Professional footballers Association) Awards as Ligue 1’s player of the season – but, during his acceptance speech, he said he wanted to be given “more responsibility”, either at PSG or “elsewhere with a new project”.
L’Equipe published a transcript of his speech online in which Mbappe said: “It’s a very important moment for me, I come to a turning point in my career.
“I have discovered a lot here, and I feel it is maybe the moment to have more responsibility.
“I hope that can perhaps be at Paris Saint-Germain, that would be a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere with a new project.”
Watch the clip above to hear what Mbappe had to say.
Kylian Mbappe made history on Sunday by becoming the first player to named both player of the year and young player of the year at the prestigious Trophees UNFP (French Professional Footballers Association) awards ceremony in Paris.
The 20-year-old will be in contention for more prizes at the conclusion of 2019 after a campaign which saw him break through the 30-goal barrier in Ligue 1.
Indeed, only Lionel Messi scored more league goals than Mbappe this season.
The Barcelona icon is the natural favourite to claim the Ballon d’Or and Mbappe was asked at the awards who he believed would claim football’s premier individual prize.
“Messi, despite the elimination (Barcelona were beaten by Liverpool in Champions League semi-final), it does not change anything,” he said.
“He is the number one. He has shown he was the best player this year. The year will take us up to December but I’m not worried about him, he is going to play until December.”
Check out the video above to hear more from Mbappe.
Hollywood star Will Smith last week paid a surprise visit to Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar.
Among other things, the actor and the footballer talked about Smith’s movie portrayal of Muhammad Ali and Neymar’s goal celebrations.
The full video is now available on OTRO with a shorter teaser on the new neymarjr10.com website.