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Kylian Mbappe dismisses speculation that his future depends on PSG’s UCL success

Kylian Mbappe has played down the speculation that his future at Paris Saint-Germain relies on the outcome of the Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich.

Mbappe renewed his contract with Les Parisiens last year in a dramatic fashion after snubbing his long-term suitors Real Madrid.

It was widely believed that Mbappe tried to force a move to Madrid due to his lack of success in the Champions League, the only title missing from his trophy-laden cabinet.

The hoodoo appears to continue as PSG suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bayern in the first leg of the round of 16 at the Parc des Princes and they have a mountain to climb in the away leg next week.

However, Mbappe has ruled out the suggestion that continuing with PSG is based on the upcoming fixture against Bayern, insisting he is happy in the French capital.

The French talisman was on target in the 4-2 victory against Nantes in Ligue 1 last night, which enabled him to surpass Edinson Cavani as PSG’s all-time top scorer.

“Will this match affect my future? I don’t think so,” Mbappe told RMC Sport (Get French Football News) after the victory against Nantes.

 “If I linked my future in the Champions League, and I did not disrespect the club, I would have gone very far! (laughs) I’m here, I’m very happy and at the moment I can’t think of anything else to make my time with PSG better.”

Mbappe did not start the first leg against Bayern due to fitness concerns but made his presence felt when he was brought onto the pitch later on.

Having scored a whopping 38 goals in all competitions this season, the 24-year-old will be eager to unleash against the German giants.

Mbappe also claimed that PSG are in high spirits and will go all out against Bayern to qualify for the next round.

“We hope and we will try,” Mbappe added. “We are going there to qualify, we are determined, we have regained confidence and now we have to win.”

Neymar has been ruled out of the second leg with injury, but Christophe Galtier will be betting on Mbappe and Lionel Messi to lead a turnaround at Allianz Arena.

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