Kylian Mbappe has explained why he donated all his £380,000 World Cup pay to charity.
After the Russia 2018 World Cup, the French star gave out his pay to Premiers de Cordee, a charity organization in charge of giving free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports.
Speaking to Vivienne Walt from TIME, 19-year old Kylian Mbappe said ‘I did not need to be paid. I was there to defend the colors of the country.’
‘Also, I earn enough money – a lot of money. So I think it is important to help those who are in need. A lot of people are suffering, a lot of people have diseases. For people like us, giving a helping hand to people is not a big thing.
‘It doesn’t change my life, but it changes theirs. And if it can change theirs, it is a great pleasure.
‘I gave the money to the charity where I am a sponsor [Mbappe sponsors the French charity Premiers de Cordée] because being handicapped is something difficult. Showing them that they can do sports like everyone it is something close to my heart.’