Mbappe proud to leave PSG ‘with head hold high’


AFP, France :
Kylian Mbappe said, he is proud to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) with his “head hold high” after winning Saturday’s French Cup final, but said he would wait for the right time to confirm where he will be playing next season.
“To finish with a trophy in a final, there is no better way. It feels really good,” Mbappe told reporters after PSG beat Lyon 2-1 in the final in the northern city of Lille.
Mbappe’s contract is now up and he recently confirmed he would leave at the season’s end, with Real Madrid expected to be his next destination, even if neither he nor the Spanish giants have made any announcement.
“All I wanted was to end things well with my club, with a trophy. I think there is a time for everything and I will announce my future club in good time,” he said.
“I think it will be in a few days so there is no problem.
“I don’t know when yet. There are still some details (to be sorted out) but the most important thing was to finish on a high here,” added Mbappe, who will team up in the coming days with the France squad to prepare for Euro 2024. Mbappe did not score in Saturday’s game and so leaves his hometown team with a club-record tally of 256 goals from 308 appearances.
Ousmane Dembele and Fabian Ruiz netted for PSG, who held on for the victory after Irishman Jake O’Brien pulled a goal back for Lyon in the second half.