Mbappé: 'Only the beginning'

Before joining up with the France national team for the next two friendly matches, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé spoke to PSG.fr about life in the French capital and his new teammates.
Mbappé: 'Only the beginning'

Kylian, you have made a great start to life in Rouge et Bleu… Do you feel right at home? "Of course! When you play with players of this quality, everything becomes much easier. And the whole squad really made me feel at home. I immediately felt at home. It was the ideal way to start with a new team. I think they really tried to protect me too, because I'm a young player and they put me in the best possible conditions to give my best out on the pitch."

Is it also a help to play in the national team with some of your teammates? "Yes but it's not only that. The players that I didn't know before have also really welcomed me. Everyone spoke to me a lot and stood by me.... It really felt like we'd known each other for years, even though we'd only just met. This is a really great squad of players."

Mbappé: 'Only the beginning'

You have already scored six goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Do you have a favourite? "The first one I think, away to Metz (5-1), because it was symbolic: it was my first goal in my first match for the club. Scoring straight away was very symbolic and good for the confidence."

You have also set a new record for scoring in the Champions League… "I'm more focused on team success. We want to go as far as possible and win this competition. This obsession to win the Champions League means I don't really pay attention to all these records. We all want to win the Champions League and that's the most important thing."

Mbappé: 'Only the beginning'

Edinson Cavani just scored his 100th Ligue 1 goal. How do you enjoy playing with a striker like that? "It's superb! I think he's the perfect player to compliment the profiles like Neymar and I. He is always making himself available for a pass and he has an extraordinary shot on him. He's a born goal scorer. I know he is getting closer and closer to the club's all-time goal scoring record and we are going to everything we can to help him reach that total as quickly as possible (with 147 goals in all competitions, Cavani is just nine goals short of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's record). He's a really good guy, a true professional and one of the best strikers in the world."

Mbappé: 'Only the beginning'

You also seem to get along very well with Neymar Jr… "Of course. He took me under his wing and really helped me settle in. He's like a big brother to me. Having a player like him at my side day-in, day-out is a huge help. He is a great player that will help Paris Saint-Germain take the next step up in class. We are very happy to have him with us."