Petit Exclusive: Mbappe Must Be Careful at Real Madrid After Ridiculous PSG Exit

Owen Fulda Owen Fulda
June 17, 2024

In an exclusive interview with, World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit has warned Kylian Mbappe to rein in his ego once he signs for Real Madrid and leave the PSG drama behind him…

  • Ex-PSG star Kylian Mbappe must respect Real Madrid dressing room
  • Didier Deschamps is France’s greatest ever boss, regardless of Euro 2024 outcome
  • Bradley Barcola one to watch for France at Euro 2024 in Germany
  • Ballon d’Or battle between Vinicius Jr and Jude Bellingham

Mbappe Must Not Upset Real Madrid Dressing Room Serenity

Kylian Mbappe is set to join Real Madrid after a turbulent season at Paris St-Germain and Emmanuel Petit says he must not bring negative energy to the Bernabeu;

Emmanuel Petit: “It has been a very complicated and difficult year for Mbappe at PSG. So many things that happened this season have been ridiculous to watch between Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Mbappe. He has to be very careful. Why? Because Madrid won the Champions League and has a harmonious dressing room. Their players have big egos but they’re all living very well together. But the serenity and tranquillity of the dressing room can be changed quickly. Mbappe is intelligent. He knows that he’s going to Madrid. It’s not PSG. He knows that on the pitch and off the pitch, he has to give the best of himself.”

Didier Deschamps is Already France’s Greatest Ever Manager

After winning the World Cup and Euros as a player, Didier Deschamps is on track to do the same with France as a manager. Even if he can’t lead Les Bleus to glory this summer, Petit reckons Deschamps is the best they’ve ever had at the helm;

Emmanuel Petit: “There are romantic people and pragmatic people, it’s always the fight between them. But the reality is since Deschamps took over the team, he has reached most of the finals or won a competition. I remember when he took over the team, it was a mess. The image of the French Federation was a mess. Everything was dark and very bad and he changed everything. If we win the European tournament, he will be the greatest, but probably for me he’s the greatest already.”

PSG Youngster Bradley Barcola Backed to Shine at Euro 2024

Major international tournaments almost always see young players burst onto the scene and Petit has backed France’s 21-year-old Bradley Barcola to light up Euro 2024 in Germany;

Emmanuel Petit: “I don’t know if he’ll get the chance to play because he plays in the same position as Mbappé but keep an eye on Bradley Barcola, the left winger at PSG. In the space of six months he became a different player. He has shown so many qualities, especially during Champions League games. So if he has the chance to play I will probably put money on him because he’s electric. He’s a good dribbler and he can be a dreadful prospect for a fullback to have to deal with.”

Vinicius Jr or Jude Bellingham Will Win the Next Ballon d’Or 

The 2024 Ballon d’Or will be awarded in October and Petit thinks the prestigious gong will go to one of Real Madrid’s young stars;

Emmanuel Petit: “I’m pretty sure that the next Ballon d’Or will be going to a Real Madrid player. I think it will be either Vinicius Jr or probably Jude Bellingham. But I think Vinicius for me is probably the one, he’s been tremendous during the Champions League games.”

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