Mbappe: The Champions League is a clear objective
Kylian Mbappe has said that winning a first Champions League is Paris Saint-Germain’s “clear and announced goal” for next season.
With an attacking trio of Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi last season, PSG crashed out of Europe’s elite club competition in the round of 16 at the hands of Real Madrid, having finished runners-up in 2020 and reached the semi-finals. . in 2021.
Real Madrid, the team that Mbappé rejected this summer to continue playing for PSG, won its 14th European title after beating Liverpool 1-0 in the final.
“Of course the Champions League is the goal,” Mbappe told French broadcaster BFMTV while on vacation in New York. “This is the clear and announced objective. It is not necessary to list many more adjectives with respect to the Champions League. That is what we want”.
For that to happen, Mbappe says PSG need to be “intimidating” again in France, something they haven’t been in recent seasons, having last won the domestic treble in 2020.
“I think it all comes down to that, going back to basics and then trying to conquer Europe,” Mbappe said. “Last season we weren’t as fearsome, we were much less untouchable. We want to be intimidating again in France, something we haven’t done in the last two years.”
Mbappé, who in May signed a three-year contract extension with the Ligue 1 club, has other goals in the 2022-23 campaign.
Since joining PSG in the summer of 2018 from Monaco in a €180m transfer, the French international has scored 171 goals for the club.