I’d spend them outside — Kylian Mbappe reveals personal struggle in quest for a normal life amidst stardom

I’d spend them outside — Kylian Mbappe reveals personal struggle in quest for a normal life amidst stardom

Faruq Ibrahim 17:26 - 06.01.2024

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe discussed how superstardom impacted his personal life.

Kylian Mbappé, the French football sensation, recently sat down for a candid interview with France 2's "Envoyé Spécial," revealing the challenges and longings of his life as a global superstar. The network tantalized fans with a 90-second sneak peek, showcasing Mbappé in a setting that screams success - his home, adorned with a plethora of medals and trophies.

Life Beyond the Pitch: Mbappé's Candid Confessions

Delving into his personal life, Mbappé conversed with Elise Lucet, a renowned French investigative journalist. He shared insights into the life changes brought about by fame. 

A poignant revelation was how the simple act of buying a baguette, once a mundane task, has now become a distant dream for him.

“I don’t even know! These are things that were so simple, and I saw them as chores when I was a kid. Now, I’d pay big money now to just be able to do those things.“

Mbappé's life, tightly scheduled and scrutinised, has stripped him of spontaneity, a luxury many take for granted. When posed with the hypothetical of going unnoticed for 48 hours, he expressed a longing for ordinary experiences. “I’d spend them outside, that’s for sure! I’ll do things without having second thoughts about them."

His yearning for normalcy echoes the sentiments of a typical young adult. “I’d go eating in a restaurant, go out, meet friends, party, have a nice brunch on a sunny terrace and admire everything. The simple things in life. This is what I miss more.“

Kylian Mbappe of PSG | Credit: Imago
Kylian Mbappe of PSG | Credit: Imago

A Pivotal Year Ahead: Career Crossroads

2024 shapes up to be a defining year for 25-year-old Mbappé. As his contract with PSG nears its conclusion, giants like Real Madrid and Liverpool circle, eager to snap up the prolific scorer. Additionally, his role in the upcoming Euro 2024 and possibly the Paris Summer Olympics places him firmly in the global spotlight. 

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