Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is plotting a path to a first UEFA Champions League triumph after committing his future to the club.
The Ligue 1 champions are yet to win Europe’s top prize, despite reaching the knockout stages of the competition in each of the past 10 seasons.
After finishing as runners-up in 2019-2020 and reaching the semi-finals in 2020-21, PSG were frustrated at first in the recent campaign, conceding a two-goal lead in the last 16 against finalists Real Madrid.
Kylian Mbappe could have moved to Madrid, but instead lives in Paris and wants to be part of the team that eventually brings the trophy.
“The Champions League with PSG is a clear goal,” Mbappe told BFM TV. “This is what we want, but there is a way we must go.
“First we have to succeed at the national level because in the last two years we have never been successful.
Mbappe has his own personal achievements, too, and is ranked behind only Edinson Cavani (200) with 171 goals for PSG.
Asked about the prospect of surpassing Cavani, the 23-year-old added: “It could be very good.
Mbappe used to thrive in 2021-22 as he scored 28 goals in Ligue 1, with only Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (35) scoring that number in the top five European leagues.
The former Monaco striker also added 17 assistants, making him clear with a 45-goal involvement – a return that shows why Madrid were so eager to have him.