‘You have to recruit well, you have to buy players’: Kylian Mbappe calls on PSG to sign more stars to strengthen their Champions League bid next season after final heartbreak this year
- Kylian Mbappe has warned PSG they need recruits for Champions League bid
- The Ligue 1 champions lost in last season’s final to Bayern Munich in Lisbon
- The French forward, playing through injury, is determined to go one step better
Kylian Mbappe has warned Paris Saint-Germain that they must spend money on new recruits in order to win the Champions League next season.
The Ligue 1 champions fell short in the Champions League final last month in a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in Lisbon. PSG graduate Kingsley Coman score the only goal of the game, as Mbappe struggled to have much impact.
Whilst Neymar confirming that he will stay in the French capital is a big boost to their Champions League hopes next season, Mbappe believes there is still a need for more additions to their squad.
Kylian Mbappe has warned PSG they must sign new players for Champions League hopes
The Ligue 1 champions fell short in the final last month in a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich
‘Of course I am optimistic that we will win the Champions League. We have to because, if we don’t believe it, no one is going to believe it for us,’ Mbappe told Telefoot.
‘It’s football and you have to get over it. Lots of teams lost a final and won the year after. Obviously, PSG grew up with this final. Before, we had this block of the quarter-finals, now we broke that.
‘You have to recruit well, you have to buy players. I hope we will have good recruits and that we can restart the season with the aim of doing better.’
Neymar (left) confirming that he will stay in the French capital is a big boost for next season
Paris Saint-Germain were one of the club’s linked with a remarkable move for wantaway Barcelona star Lionel Messi before he confirmed he will stay at the Nou Camp.
The speedster featured for France and scored the winning goal in their Nations League match with Sweden, but continues to fight through the pain of an ankle injury he suffered in the French Cup final.
He is likely to miss out on France’s match against Croatia, but admitted he has already been playing through the injury and it hasn’t fully healed.
Mbappe continues to fight through pain of an ankle injury he suffered in the French Cup final
‘My ankle still hurts, but it’s going to be like that for many weeks,’ he added.
‘I wanted to play the Champions League final at all costs. The staff have taken care of me, it’s a matter of time now.
‘I’m still getting ready to play but the coach will decide [if I can play on Tuesday]. If the coach wants me to play, it will be with great pleasure, there is nothing better than a game with your country.’