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A controversial choice! Since his announcement to stay at PSG last weekend, Kylian Mbappé has been criticized out loud by many football observers. But not by Thierry Henry, a fervent admirer of his successor: “Obviously, Kylian decided to stay. It’s huge for French football. I thought he was going to leave, I think everyone thought he was going to leave, including himself. There must have been something deep in some discussions. I saw some people calling him. Apparently, when the president called him to stay, it was crazy. Hopefully this shows where PSG want to go because normally one thing is certain: when you play for a big club, you don’t walk away from a big club; the big club gets rid of you when you’re old” he launched for Goal.
Henry believes that Mbappé has “the PSG has in the heart”!
He then continued: “When you’re still in your prime, you don’t leave. He decided to stay. He has the club, obviously, in his heart. People will talk about what he’s going to get in terms of money and power, but I like to think that if you think about something that long, the money would have come anywhere anyway, wherever. he goes, but he wanted to stay“.
Finally, he concluded:If you want to be successful, you can’t let this guy go. If you let that guy go, you won’t have a guy like that around the corner, or in the suburbs of Paris, maybe! Saying that, we were all happy that he stayed (…) It was vital for PSG and for Paris and for French football that Kylian stayed.“.
While Kylian Mbappé finally decided to stay at PSG, Thierry Henry stepped up to defend him. The 1998 World Champion believes that the native of Bondy has “PSG in the heart”.