Kylian Mbappe speaks to media for the first time after signing with Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward Kylian Mbappe spoke to the media in a pre-match press conference ahead of France's friendly encounter against Luxembourg tonight.

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Kylian Mbappé gave his first press conference as a Real Madrid player, ahead of France's next friendly match versus Luxembourg later tonight. Mbappé thanked Florentino Perez, the club's president, for believing in him for a long period, as the Spanish heavyweights were extremely keen in signing him.

The French forward spoke along with “I’m very excited to get to that club. I want to thank all the people who have sent me messages. I haven’t been able to see all of them, I thank you for the messages. I want to thank all the people of Real Madrid who have worked, and Florentino [Perez] especially, who gave me confidence from the first moment. Florentino Pérez had a lot of confidence in me since the first day.”

The former Paris Saint-Germain attacker feels that it was a dream come true for him. He said, “It’s official. I am a Real Madrid player. I am so happy, so emotional, this is a dream come true. This is where I always wanted to be. I am so excited. I am liberated, relieved and proud of my signing for Real Madrid.”

“There were things that made me unhappy” : Kylian Mbappe

Many supporters assume he is alluding to PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi, who desired Mbappé to remain longer at the French club and was allegedly upset that he refused to extend his contract. The PSG president was against Mbappé to depart the team for free and join Real Madrid.

He said, “PSG told me to my face violently that I will not play this season. Luis Enrique and Luis Campos saved me. I wasn’t unhappy at PSG, no, but there were things that made me unhappy, yes.”

Kylian Mbappe was asked about how he felt ahead of the friendly encounter against Luxembourg later tonight. He said, “My confidence ahead of the game tomorrow? (laughs) We always have confidence, we will respect this opposition, we are in a preparation phase (...) of course, to win, but also get used and settle on tactics and get used to each other before facing Austria in the Euros.”

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