Specifically, the 24-year-old superstar criticized PSG fans when he emphasized that Messi did not receive the respect he deserved during his time playing football in France. “King Leo” has parted ways with the Paris capital team to join Inter Miami in the American professional football league MLS earlier this June. In the last match in the PSG shirt, Messi was booed and whistled throughout the minutes he played on the field. After leaving, Messi admitted, he was very unhappy in the 2 years playing for the Parc des Princes team.
In the press conference before the match against Gibraltar in the EURO 2024 qualifier tomorrow morning (June 17) with France, Mbappe defended his former team-mate. “Messi is gone? That is very bad news. He is one of the greatest players in the history of football. A person like Messi leaving is never good news.
I can’t understand why so many people feel relieved when he’s gone. Clearly Messi doesn’t get the respect he deserves in France. He clearly gave them, gave them different emotions,” Mbappe criticized PSG fans to protect Messi.
While playing at PSG, Mbappe was Messi’s perfect partner in attack. The number of assists for each other of these two stars is more than the clearing phases between Neymar and Messi, even though the two South American players are closer in real life.
Besides, Mbappe also emphasized his stay at PSG until the end of the 2023/24 season but decided not to activate the automatic extension until June 2025. Everything was clearly stated by him in the notice drafted from July 15, 2022 and PSG knew about his choice almost a year ago. Sending a notice to PSG leaders at the beginning of the week was just a procedure.
Thus, it means that PSG must either sell him this summer, or let him go on a free transfer when the 2023/24 season ends. If the second case happens, by January 2024, Mbappe will have full control over the future. ie is free to negotiate with a new destination.
Despite being pursued by many big clubs, Mbappe still shows only one heart towards Real Madrid’s dream team.