It happened during a television show, a France representative publicly begged Kylian Mbappe to remain at PSG for the rest of his career.
Kylian Mbappe’s future has become a matter of state in France, a new development happened on Friday. France’s Sports Minister, Roxana Maracineanu decided to put pressure on the player while quite aware he wants to play for Real Madrid. This story is starting to repeat itself, it happened during the decade of the ‘60s. Funny enough, the player with a similar level of pressure back then was Pele. During his time at Santos FC, the Brazilian government decided to prevent him from leaving the country because they considered him a national treasure.
Back in the day, South American governments were more authoritarian than they are today but France is starting to create tension. Although Mbappe isn’t really forced to remain in his country, this could turn the public against him if he ultimately decides to leave Paris Saint-Germain. While there have been other great players from this country, Mbappe’s appearance hits differently this time around.
Mbappe could become greater than Zidane or Platini.
Given his early success with the France National Team, Kylian Mbappe has the potential to become even more influential than Zinedine Zidane or Michel Platini. Both of these legends created an impressive devotion for their achievements. However, Mbappe’s similarities with Pele and his impressive early stats are more than enough reason for people going crazy about him.
The French Sports Minister publicly decided to push Kylian Mbappe to stay in his country and turn this saga into a matter of state via a France Info TV broadcast: “Kylian, please stay in France. We want to continue watching you play like this. Your country needs you, the public needs you, PSG needs you, and young people need a role model like you. You are an example to them. Even more today, as we go through a time in which people can’t leave the country. Please stay in France.”