Kylian Mbappé remembers his first meeting with Zinedine Zidane very well when he was only 14 years old. A first which the PSG star is still having fun.
Kylian Mbappé had the mask, Wednesday evening, on the lawn of the Parc des Princes. Blame it on a disastrous performance like that of the PSG. Thursday, the tricolor world champion had found him smiling when promoting his autobiographical comic “My name is Kylian” made with the designer Faro. A comic that traces his journey from his earliest youth, with many anecdotes.
The former Monegasque relates in particular his meeting with Zinédine Zidane when he was only 14 years old. Eager to recruit the one who already panicked the counters at the INF Clairefontaine, the real Madrid had indeed invited the young Bondynois, putting the small dishes in the big ones to try to convince the prodigy of Ile-de-France. And so it happened with a meeting with Zizou, then advisor to President Florentino Perez, who had played the luxury guides.
I was scared
“I am 14 years old when he invites me to spend time in Madrid, remembered Kylian Mbappé for The Parisian. For a child of this age, it is a dream, something fantastic. Zidane was and still is the idol of a whole youth, of a whole country. When he greets you like that, at 14, when you are no one, you are living the best times of your life. It was unique. I still remember it, to tell you how memorable it was. ”
And the international tricolor to remember the moment when the 1998 world champion put him in his car. ” I was scared. I go from Bondy to Zidane who invites me into his car. I wasn’t sure how to express myself. So the first thing I pulled out… (stops). But it was a good time ”, he said, seeming not to say everything. Relaunched, Kylian Mbappé finally told everything, as he does in his comic: “Yes, it was to take my shoes off in the car. But you can’t say too much, otherwise they won’t read the book. ”