Kylian Mbappe hoping for ‘good recruits’ as PSG target Champions League glory

PSG star Kylian Mbappe has acknowledged that the Ligue 1 giants need to strengthen if they are to break their Champions League hoodoo.

The French side made it to the final last season only to be beaten 1-0 by Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.

They have lost the likes of Thiago Silva, Edinson Silva and Thomas Meunier this summer with their only signings being Mauro Icardi and Sergio Rico, who joined on permanent deals after spending last season at the club on loan.

And Mbappe is hoping for some more recruits ahead of the return of the Champions League group stages next month.

"Of course I am optimistic that we will win the Champions League,” Mbappe told Telefoot. “We have to because, if we don't believe it, no one is going to believe it for us.

"It's football and you have to get over it. Lots of teams lost a final and won the year after.

“Obviously, PSG grew up with this final. Before, we had this block of the quarter-finals, now we broke that.

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"You have to recruit well, you have to buy players. I hope we will have good recruits and that we can restart the season with the aim of doing better."

Mbappe’s future has often been up in the air but he recently spoke of his future.

"The 50th year of the club is an important year for the club, the supporters, everyone. So I will be there no matter what.

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”I will try to bring back trophies with the team and give the best of myself."

PSG begin their Ligue 1 campaign on Thursday with the rest of the French league having already started.

The reigning champions take on Lens before hosting Marseille at the weekend.

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