Kylian Mbappe to wear Paris Saint-Germain’s iconic No.7 jersey next season

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first_imgKylian Mbappe will be donning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain’s No. 7 jersey for the upcoming season, chaning from his jersey No. 29Brazilian winger Lucas Moura last wore PSG’s No. 7 until he left for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in January 2018.It’s a coincidence that Lucas already switched his kit number from 29 to 7 in June 2014.”I always thought that the kit number was not of great importance. I thought that how you behave on the pitch is more important, but your number shows your ambitions and it shows the kind of player you want to be,” said the 19-year-old Mbappe, who recently lifted the World Cup with France.”Seven is a legendary number. A lot of great players have worn it. I hope I’ll do justice to this great number with good performances on the pitch. I will keep working really hard in order to improve and see where this takes me,” Mbappe said.#K7LIAN pic.twitter.com/9NMXt0mh3PParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 26, 20187#K7LIAN#ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/gc16WzXhVAParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 26, 2018Mbappe said that he came to PSG to accomplish something and he hopes he can “achieve greatness” at the club.Mbappe was named among 10 candidates announced for the best men’s player by FIFA. He joins Luka Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament’s best player, along with five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.READ – Mbappe scored the historic goal in World Cup final with back injuryMbappe also has revealed that he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals.advertisementIn an interview with France Football magazine, Mbappe says he displaced three vertebrae in his back during the tournament in Russia three days before France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semifinals. France won the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final.READ – Pele welcomes Kylian Mbappe to elite club as France win World Cup 2018″It was essential not to alert our opponents, otherwise they could have taken advantage of that and targeted this sensitive area,” said Mbappe, who scored four goals in the tournament including one in the final. “That’s the reason why with the staff and the players we kept it hidden, even for the final.”The 19-year-old Mbappe was one of the stars of the tournament and picked up the award for the best young player at the World Cup. He became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958, and also became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.(With inputs from AP and IANS)last_img

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