Tchouameni reveals how Kylian Mbappe tried to convinced him to join PSG

By Xorkpe Sosu 4 Min Read
Tchouameni reveals how Kylian Mbappe tried to convinced him to join PSG

Deschamps has called up Aurelien Tchouameni, who is expected to be a starter for Les Blues in the 2022 World Cup.

Following his move to Real Madrid, the 22-year-old stands out for his maturity and strength, as well as his calmness when he is under pressure.

Real Madrid may not have spent a lot in recent years, but the acquisitions they made were high-quality ones. One such move appears to be the choice to sign Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco.

As of right now, he appears to have been a brilliant choice made by Los Blancos and someone who can play a significant role in this team for the next ten or so years.

In an interview with L’Equipe, as reported by Marca, he discussed about his first steps into football at a very young age.

“At 11-12 years old, when I started in Bordeaux, I would play the games without eating,” he said.

“Otherwise, I knew I was going to throw up because I was under a lot of pressure.

“When I started, I managed to do good things, but I lacked consistency. My agent told me: ‘You have to be good everywhere but, after a while, you have to excel in one area’.

Tchouameni spoke about playing in the LaLiga Santander

“In my head, I am made for this.

“This is my destiny. That means I’ve worked hard, that I’ve made sure I got here. Now that I’m here, what do I do? I have to earn my starting spot, I have to perform well, I have to win titles. So, I’m not here to watch.”

On conversation with Mbappe

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“It was a very interesting conversation with Kylian.”

“He wanted to know what I was planning to do. I also asked him what he was planning to do.”

“In June he decided he was going to stay and he was teasing me with [PSG defender Presnel] Kimpembe.”

“Come on, you have to come too [to PSG]!’ But my choice had already been made a long time ago. We laughed.”

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“We are a group and we are not all here to be friends, but to respect each other and win,” he noted.

“I didn’t come in saying to myself: ‘Okay, I have to be friends with so-and-so’.

“I’m lucky to have a lot of French speakers in the group, so the adaptation is easier.

“I can tell you that taking the ball away from Luka’s feet is very difficult.” “When you manage to take it away from a guy like that, you can take it away from anyone.”

“If Case was still here, I wouldn’t play so much. Anyway, in Madrid, if you’re not good, you don’t play. So if I’m playing a lot of games, it means things are going well.”

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