In an interview broadcast by RMC Sport, Kylian Mbappé addresses the issue of ego and explains why this subject should not be taboo according to him. “You have to be convinced that you are capable of doing great things,” says the PSG striker.
“In my head I always tell myself that I am the best.” In an interview broadcast by RMC Sport, to be found in full on the site and the RMC Sport application this Saturday at 10 a.m. and on television on RMC Sport 1 this Saturday at 8:45 p.m., Kylian Mbappé spoke about the issue of ego in sport. Sometimes criticized for his attitude, the striker of PSG and the France team fully assumes to have confidence in him. For him, having ego, which is more for an athlete, is nothing abnormal. On the contrary.
“Of course it’s important because when you’re in the rough, no one other than yourself is going to push you. And you have to convince yourself that you are capable of toppling mountains. People aren’t going to push you. do not understand the ego but when you are not well, there is no one who will come to your house to tell you that you are able to do that. It is only you and your “mindset” (state of mind). ‘spirit). It’s only you. You have to convince yourself that you are capable of doing great things, “he says.
“We don’t really explain what the ego is”
It is this state of mind that drives him to progress on a daily basis. “Every time I go on a pitch I always tell myself that I’m the best and yet I have played on grounds where there was Messi and Cristiano (Ronaldo). They are better players than me, they have does a billion more things than me. But in my head I always tell myself that I’m the best because that way you don’t give yourself limits and you try to give your best. Of course, sometimes people do not understand because I think that there is perhaps also this barrier which is created in relation to this subject, where one does not really explain what the ego is “, develops the 22-year-old world champion, aware that having an ego is not always well regarded in France.
“For people, the ego is just not giving a penalty to a friend, having a better salary than the player of the rival team, supports the former Monegasque, for whom this subject should no longer be taboo. It’s not just that, it’s also in the preparation. It’s something personal, surpassing oneself, it’s way beyond this superficial thing of saying ‘me I, me I’. But I think there’s quite a bit to be said about that. “
>> This interview can be found this Saturday at 10 a.m. in full on the RMC Sport website and application, and this Saturday at 8:45 p.m. on TV on RMC Sport 1