The French football star who just renewed his contract with PSG has stated once again that he would like to participate in the Olympics. He described it as “a child’s dream.”
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Now that Kylian Mbappe has stated he has discussed playing in the Olympic Games Paris 2024 with his club team, that goal is closer to being realised. In an interview that aired on TF1’s prime time show on Monday (23 May), he was asked if he wanted to represent France in the Games, and he responded, “Yes, of course.”
This was a topic of conversation throughout our contract negotiations. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate one of the greatest sporting events in the world, exactly one hundred years after Paris 1924.
Mbappe has already spoken about his admiration for the Olympics and his hope to compete in front of his home crowd. “After seeing the London 2012 Olympics, I really understood the magnitude of this worldwide competition.
The Olympics are the pinnacle of athletic achievement and a bucket-list item for every sportsperson “In an interview published in October of 2021, he made these remarks. A hundred years after the last tournament in France, I sense an inner calling to be a part of this monumental commemoration in my hometown and my country.
Recently extending his contract with PSG until 2025, the 23-year-old expressed strong interest in participating in the next Olympic Games in Paris. Feelings and emotions are at the heart of sport.
You can’t pass up the chance to compete in a tournament like this in front of your own fans and media at home “I heard it on TF1, he said. “It’s every kid’s dream come true, and I’ve always stated that I hope to be a part of it. I really hope the opportunity presents itself to me.
When asked by AFP earlier in the day about Paris 2024, Mbappe said that PSG were “not against it, but for it.” The French league’s leading scorer this year has already won two championships with his country: the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2021 UEFA Nations League.
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Two of his teammates in PSG’s offensive three, Lionel Messi and Neymar, are Olympic veterans who have won gold. Messi won in Beijing in 2008 and Neymar won in Rio in 2016. Mbappe has stated his intention to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
He was born only a few kilometres from the Stade de France, the venue for the Paris 2024 Games. For the first time since Atlanta 1996, France made it into the competition, but they were knocked out in the group round.
Defeating Brazil in the final by a score of 2-0, France won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. That French Olympic victory will be 40 years old in 2024, when the Games return to Paris.
Mbappe, who will be 25 on the first day of the Paris 2024 tournament (July 24), will need to be selected as one of the three players over the age of 23 that each side is allowed to have.