According to his mother, Kylian Mbappe used to wear Manchester United shirts with Cristiano Ronaldo’s name printed on them. From a young age, Fayza Lamari has talked about her son’s passion for football and detailed the variety of football shirts he used to wear. Mbappe also wore the jerseys of Rennes, Milan, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Paris.
Mbappe, who joined Paris-based club AS Bondy aged six, was hugely passionate about football from a very early age with Lamari explaining how his shirt choices and general fandom were inspired by top strikers during his childhood in the 2000s
Lamari was speaking ahead of the French superstar facing Milan for P S G in the champions League group stage on Wednesday. She revealed how the striker had a Rossoneri shirt as a child, which he would wear to training and to bed – such was his attachment.
Lamari said of her son’s Milan shirt, in quotes carried by football italia “He wore it for training and even to bed. But like so many others: Real Madrid , France, PSG, manchester united for CR7. He loved top strikers, but he could also wear the shirt of (Swiss striker, Alexander) Frei of Rennes.”
Lamari continued, affirming Mbappe’s previous support of the Milanese giants: “He is the son of sportsmen, but he was immersed in cheering for Milan right from the start. When he came home, he would only talk about Milan. If Milan lost, he could throw the remote control at the TV and say a few bad words in Italian.”
Antonio Riccardi, who was one of Mbappe’s earliest coaches and friends, confirmed the striker’s early passion for the Italian side: “Kylian told me that Milan were part of his plans, but at the end of his career. He was joking, unfortunately. No one or almost no one can afford him now.”
ccardi added: “I used to impose on him all the league matches. I remember the one for the 18th Scudetto, it was a big party. But I used to tease him by telling him he looked like Dida. At the age of five, he was already stronger than me, someone who is ten years older. It was nice to coach him, and he would score when he decided to win. He is a real football fan.”
Mbappe will face his childhood club on Wednesday with both teams involved in a competitive Champions League group. Newcastle lead the way with four points from their opening two games, with PSG on three points, Milan two and Borussia Dortmund propping up the group with one point.