Le Graet on Mbappe pursuing Olympic dream, his PSG future, and Zidane

Fri 05 March 2021 | 16:37

Le Graet talked about the Frenchman’s dreams of pursuing a gold medal at the Olympics as he hoped to see Mbappe continuing his path with PSG.

The French Football Federation (FFF) president, Noel Le Graet, believes

Kylian Mbappe

could join


at the upcoming Olympic Games, but the

Paris Saint-Germain

star would have to consider his club and international duties first.

Mbappe is currently chasing another Ligue 1 title with PSG while also hoping to achieve Champions League glory, and as for his country, he has the upcoming Euro 2020 to consider, but the World Cup winner still wishes to join France at the Olympics.

Back in 2018, Mbappe talked about his dreams after winning the World Cup, telling

RMC Sport


“I still have a lot of things to do. I want to accomplish everything.”

"With France, I still have the European Championship to win. I would also, why not, like to compete in the Olympics.”

When asked about whether Mbappe will be taking part at the Olympic Games or not, Le Graet told



“I must see him in the coming days, we will talk about it together. But already we must salute his attitude; to see a boy who is so admired proclaim his desire to participate in the Olympics with his country - I find it brilliant, very refreshing.”

"Will he be able to go to Tokyo, between his calendar with PSG and the France team with the Euros? It all seems a little utopian to me."

Though joining France at the Olympic Games could prevent Mbappe from joining PSG at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, the Parisians could still agree to these conditions considering that it could convince the 22-year-old into signing another deal with his Ligue 1 club.

Le Graet, who hopes to see the youngster extending his stay at Parc des Princes, added:

“He is a boy who is progressing so much, who is serious, and I would like him to stay at PSG.”

“He is the idol of all young people today.”

Talking about Didier Deschamps’ future after the 2022 World Cup, he continued:

“Qatar is a year and a half away. I think the answer there will belong with Didier. How does he see his future?”

“To find better than him for the post… give me names?”

Asked if Zinedine Zidane would replace Deschamps, Le Great responded:

“Yes, but on the condition that Didier says he wants to take a sabbatical or go to a club.”

“Zidane, if he is free, could be a good candidate, obviously.”

source: SportMob