Mbappe wins Ligue 1 player of the season award

Kylian Mbappe at the Ligue 1 awards

I succeeded in adapting in my first year, to change position this year.

"Of course there were some disappointments [this season] but it's part of football, we managed to win this league", he said after accepting his awards, per Goal.

"I feel it may be the right time to take more responsibilities", Mbappe said after succeeding Neymar as the league's best player. I have seen a lot of things which have been rich in emotion.

"I have more of an impression that he's someone important at the club who says, 'Guys, I want to vouch for the project but it needs to move along a little".

The World Cup victor scooped both Ligue 1 Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at the ceremony but his statement to reporters in the mixed zone afterwards was even more revealing than his speech. "In any case thanks everyone!"

When asked to clarify his comments in the post-ceremony mixed zone, Mbappe refused to put water on the fire.

"I said what I had to say", Mbappe added, according to Get French Football News.

Mbappe cost PSG an incredible £165m when they turned his initial season-long loan from Monaco into a permanent deal last summer. "When you are in such an occasion you can send messages, I think I have sent mine", Mbappe replied to reporters.

The forward netted 38 times in 42 matches this season and assisted 17 goals for his teammates. "If I keep talking it would be too much and that's not the message I want to send", Mbappe explained.

Already he's become a French champion with two clubs, winning Ligue 1 three years in a row, been the league's top scorer, won multiple cups and with France he won the World Cup last year, becoming only the second teenager to score in the final.

Only a clutch of clubs could afford the transfer fee it would require to prise Mbappe away from Qatar-backed PSG.



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