In a recent interview with French TV show Envoyé Spécial, Kylian Mbappé shared a funny anecdote about his first visit to Real Madrid in 2018.
The 25-year-old French star, who is now on the verge of joining Real Madrid, was invited to the club’s training ground when he was just 14 years old.
Mbappé was understandably excited about the visit, but his mother, Fayza Lamari, had other plans for him.
“My mother took me to her classrooms to clean,” Mbappé told journalist Elise Lucet. “It was a week. At that time, I had been invited by Real Madrid. I had done my internship, (…) I had spent four days there. I had seen all the stars, all the facilities… And then, three days of cleaning! Now, I can tell you that’s not bad. But at the time, I didn’t get it. I thought, ‘What the hell is she doing here?'”
Mbappé continued: “I was quietly there, she brought me back here! When you’re young, you don’t understand. But now, with hindsight, I would have done the same thing (…) Yes, because I had touched the stars. I had to come back down to earth.”
The anecdote provides a glimpse into Mbappé’s early life, from his dreams as a young player to his current reality as a global superstar.
Now, the older Mbappé is about to fulfill his dream by joining Real Madrid, according to reports. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the career of the French football icon.