Mbappé makes surprising claim about Real Madrid decision
Kylian Mbappé stole the show for Paris Saint-Germain against Lorient, despite continued speculation about whether or not he will join Real Madrid.
Kylian Mbappé insisted there is no agreement in place for him to join Real Madrid after his majestic performance drove Paris Saint-Germain to a 5-1 victory over Lorient on Sunday.
The France international scored twice and assisted the other three PSG goals, with Neymar getting two and Lionel Messi the other, as Mauricio Pochettino's side maintained their 12-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit. Uncertainty remains over where Mbappe will play next season, with Madrid leading the charge for the signature of the forward whose contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Mbappé reiterated in the aftermath of the win against Lorient that a decision has yet to be taken, perhaps raising the possibility he could stay in Paris.
"No, no, no, I did not make my choice, everyone knows that I did not make my choice, I did not make my decision," he told Prime Video. "I think because there are new elements, there are lots of things, lots of parameters and I don't want to be wrong, I want to make the right choice. I know that for the people, it's a little late, we talk about it every day. If I had made my decision I would say it, I don't have to report to anyone. It's a personal choice, if I made my decision, I come, I say it and I assume it. I think that, in the good things and the bad things that I have done, I have always assumed, I don't have to hide myself, I haven't killed anybody. It's just a choice, so I take my time and I want to make the best decision possible."
Neymar and Messi –,the latter ending a run of seven games without a goal – joined Mbappé on the scoresheet in the same game for the first time. Brazilian star Neymar was delighted with the evening's work, with PSG showing positive signs after being jolted by last month's Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid.
"I'm happy with the victory," Neymar told Prime Video. "We knew this championship was difficult. We have to keep winning and show that we want this 10th title. Losing is very difficult. What happened against Madrid, that gave us a lot of harm. We must continue to move forward. We wanted to go to the end of the Champions League, but unfortunately we were eliminated. It's difficult for the public to accept defeat, but for us too it was hard."