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Paris Saint-Germain President Believes Kylian Mbappe Deserves the Ballon d’Or

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Paris Saint-Germain President Believes Kylian Mbappe Deserves Ballon d’Or

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi expressed his belief that French striker Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. He also stated that any issues between the club and Mbappe are internal matters.

Mbappe’s Contract Dispute with Paris Saint-Germain

Mbappe was dropped from the Paris Saint-Germain first team for the new season after refusing to renew his contract, which expires in 2024. As a result, he missed the team’s summer preparations under new coach Luis Enrique. Despite the contract dispute, Mbappe eventually returned to training and matches with the Parisian team.

Praise for Mbappe’s Performance

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Al-Khelaifi expressed his pride in Mbappe’s performance, highlighting his eight goals in five matches this season. He believes that Mbappe is the best player in the world and deserving of the Ballon d’Or award.

Al-Khelaifi’s Response to Lionel Messi’s Criticism

Al-Khelaifi addressed Argentine star Lionel Messi’s recent criticism of Paris Saint-Germain. Messi had expressed disappointment in not being recognized as a world champion by the club. Al-Khelaifi stated that the club had praised Messi both publicly and privately, but also emphasized the need to respect the French team and fans.

Messi’s Comments on His Time at Paris Saint-Germain

In a YouTube interview, Messi mentioned that his experience at Paris Saint-Germain was not what he had hoped for. However, he acknowledged that everything happens for a reason and that he did not receive recognition from the club despite being a world champion.

Source: Agencies

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