Kylian Mbappé: “I am for England”

A few days before the shock against the Blues, the English press found another Kylian Mbappé: his cousin, namesake of the prodigy of the France team and supporter of the Three Lions.

Kylian Mbappé continues to make the headlines in English as the clash between the Blues and the Three Lions in the quarter-finals of the Qatari world looms. But if the name of the tricolor striker appeared again on the front page of the Sun on Thursday, it was the face of a 17-year-old boy who appeared. The English tabloid has indeed found the namesake of the Bondynois. He lives in Leicester is none other than the cousin of the PSG player.

“I am the real Kylian Mbappé and I support England,” he told the Sun. If Gareth Southgate called me, I would stop Mbappé. I’m quite fast like him. It’s probably in the family. And I’m a pretty good defender. » And the young boy to explain: “My father and my family all support France, but I am for England. And if I’m honest, I’m more English than French now. I speak better English, I have lived here longer. I would choose a sausage roll over a croque monsieur every day. »

He himself plays for the youth teams of Friar Lane & Epworth FC. And his name inevitably questions the adversaries. “I’ve never had any problem with my name. All my friends knew me before Mbappé became famous, so for them I’m still Kylian. Other teams have to check when they see my name on the score sheet. Maybe they think it’s a joke.” he recounted, adding: “I only realized my name was crazy when I watched TV and saw this young Monaco player named Kylian Mbappé. I spoke to my father about it, he said to me: ‘Yes, he is my cousin’s son.’ I thought it was funny but it’s a real honor. I would love to meet him one day. »


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