Mbappé’s future, elimination against Real, his future in Paris…Marco Verratti confides like never before!

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Marco Verratti confides! While answering questions from readers of Le Parisien, the Italian international confided in many subjects such as the future of Kylian Mbappé, his own or even the rumble that currently surrounds the Parisian club.

On the future of Kylian Mbappé

“It will impact the club whatever they decide. He’s one of the greatest players on the planet right now so we all want him to stay here. But when I talk to him it’s more for laugh. In football, when we have something in mind, when a decision is close, we don’t talk about it much. It’s his decision, and I’m waiting for it, like you. When I’m resting and that I see notifications that say that Kylian is in Madrid, it gives me a stomach ache (laughs). Even if afterwards he says to me: Calm down, I was on vacation. We are all waiting to find out.

On a possible extension to PSG

“Maybe! Currently we are negotiating with the club. Well, I don’t even want to discuss, it’s the leaders who make the decision, they know what they want to do with me. If one day they say that we’re not extending any more, so maybe I’ll have another experience. But I’ll come back here, to the stadium as a spectator, that’s for sure! PSG will always remain in my heart. I’ll come back to live in Paris, that’s for sure! is my city of heart. There will never be a problem, it is the club which will decide if I should extend or not”.

On elimination against Real Madrid

“At this level, in the Champions League, these are games where everything can go very quickly. Moreover, Real repeated it against Chelsea and Manchester City. Madrid is a team that is used to play these matches and suffer. Here in Paris, we sometimes forget that you have to suffer to win. And that, we all have to understand that together: the players, the club, the supporters. We are on the pitch, but there are has this atmosphere around which means that we would always have to win 3, 4 or 5-0. But football is no longer that. There are no more small teams in the Champions League (… “It’s hard, but we were eliminated by Madrid, a great team. Imagine if we had been eliminated by Villarreal like Bayern Munich, we would not even have left the stadium! We must be united to achieve our dream. I know that Paris will become the best club in the world. It just takes time.”

On Donnarumma’s performance against Real

“He suffered a lot. But for me, there was a fault (by Benzema on the first goal). We saw again against Troyes that the referee refused a goal (to Neymar) for a similar fault by Kylian (Mbappé) on a defender who didn’t even fall. But everyone can fail, us and the referees. But yes, Gigio suffered, like everyone else. He won the Euros, he was the best in the world, he makes a mistake, it sucks”.

On disappointment with the workforce

“It’s true that with the team we have, we could do much better, especially in terms of play. I’ve been here for ten years, I’ve often had fun, and this year it’s was a little harder. I explain it by the many changes in the squad with at least six players who have arrived. And when you change a lot, it takes time. Klopp or Guardiola, they have been five years at Liverpool and Manchester City (actually seven and six years old). At the beginning of this year, we were on a good streak, we were having more fun, and then what happened in Madrid happened. as if we had taken three steps backwards”.

On the wrath of the Ultras

“The fans have the right to whistle, but not during the game. During the game, we are all together. Sometimes it didn’t feel like we were playing at home. It’s hard to understand. We need the fans , and there are other ways to make his anger understood. We can discuss for example”.

On the biggest injustice he lived through

“There’s not just one, huh… (laughs). But hey, the comeback against Barcelona… (6-1, March 8, 2017). That night, whatever happened, we would have lost the game, 3 or 4-1, that’s for sure. But with another referee and the VAR, we would never have taken 6-1. It’s the biggest injustice we’ve been victims of, it was hard A game that hurts, too, is the one against Manchester United (the 1-3 loss, March 6, 2019) because it happens the year VAR is put in place. against us. Without the VAR, no one on the pitch would have seen anything, no one would have said anything (about Kimpembe’s handball in the box)… Come on, we’ll stop at these two injustices -the”.

The victory at the Euro, the best memory of his career?

“Yes, because making your country win is something incredible. In this case, we are no longer talking about Paris or Marseille supporters, but about a nation behind its players. And then, it happens there. “Summer, the time when we all get together as a family. My mother, my father, my children all watched the final together. These are the greatest emotions you can experience in football”.

On Italy’s non-qualification for the 2022 World Cup

“There, we are talking about the greatest sadness ever experienced. Playing a World Cup is something unique. I had the opportunity to participate in the World Cup in 2014, it was incredible. To be deprived of That… (silence) That will always remain deep inside me. But football is like life, there are victories and defeats. And even after the most unexpected defeats, you have to raise your head”.

to summarize

PSG midfielder, Marco Verratti, made great confidences today. From the future of Kylian Mbappé to elimination against Real Madrid to his greatest successes and disappointments, the Italian confided in himself like never before.

Nathan Bricout

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