DIRECT. Foot: follow the press conference of Kylian Mbappé and Nasser al-Khelaïfi after the extension of the French striker at PSG



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A new era is dawning at Paris Saint-Germain. Monday, May 23, Kylian Mbappé must explain himself after the resounding announcement of his contract extension. After the signing of a new lease binding the 2018 world champion until 2025 to PSG, it’s time for explanations: Mbappé is expected at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Parc des Princes alongside President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi . Monday evening, he will be the guest of the “20 Hours” of TF1. The Frenchman will also share a moment with the supporters, who met at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Auteuil bend. Follow this day in our live.

Mbappé “at the center of the project”. PSG unceremoniously landed its sporting director Leonardo on the night of Saturday to Sunday, the position of coach Mauricio Pochettino is now hanging by a thread. Because if Mbappé chose to reject the advances of Real Madrid, at the risk of alienating a good part of Spain, it is certainly because he made sure that in Paris, he would be good. “the cornerstone of the project”. It remains to be seen, now, what this promise of the Qatari shareholder really encompasses.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on the front line. In the sights of groups of supporters this season, the president of PSG must now draw the contours of the revolution announced on all floors of the club. The sporting director’s file is obviously one of the priorities after the dismissal of Leonardo. “NAK” also risks being questioned on the choice not to activate the additional year of Angel Di Maria’s contract, or that of continuing with the Spaniard Sergio Ramos, exhausted by injuries. Inevitably, the Neymar files, still hampered by physical problems this season, or Leo Messi, whose arrival in France still remains a flop, cannot be avoided.

Reviews from Spain. Before joining the Blues for the June rally, Saturday in Clairefontaine, where his reunion with Karim Benzema will be scrutinized, Kylian Mbappé, extended until 2025, will also have to respond to criticism from Spain, where his image is damaged after this choice experienced as a betrayal. On Sunday, he assured that he would be “the first supporter” of Real in the Champions League final on Saturday against Liverpool, admitting “doubt[r] disappointment” fans, “up to [s]hesitations”.

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