Mbappe eager for more success at PSG after World Cup win with France
The French champions launch their title defence against Caen at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Neymar is set to return after missing the final three months of last season with a foot problem before recovering in time to lead Brazil in Russia.
Mbappe’s performances at the World Cup – which included a goal in the final against Croatia – overshadowed those of his PSG team mate’s and the 19-year-old forward was named the competition’s best young player after producing four goals.
‘It was a really incredible feeling. We did it!’ Mbappe told PSG TV.
‘At the start, you just want to enjoy the experience, but the further you go, you start thinking about winning it. It’s the World Cup, something unique.
‘You realise pretty quickly that you have to make sacrifices to win something so special. And I have no problem making sacrifices to win.
‘But now we’re back in Paris with new objectives, even if we always want to win. In Russia it was with the national team and now I’m back with my club side – but we still have to keep on winning.’
‘Kylian has something more than the others,’ Buffon told PSG’s official club magazine.
‘I hope that he will remain humble and maintain his desire to progress and make sacrifices. If Kylian does that, then he will leave his mark on football history and write some incredible pages in sporting history.
‘If he can stay grounded and focused on his objectives he can become as great as Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.’
The Normandy side secured their top flight status on the final day of last season by getting an unlikely draw with the champions.
However, Caen have also changed managers since then, replacing Patrice Garande with the inexperienced Fabien Mercadal.