Kylian Mbappe’s extraordinary retirement trace
Although he is only 22 years old, Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is about to make his 50th international match for the French national team and is already a mainstay of Didier Deschamps’ team.
However, his time with the world champions is not going as well as expected.
With France bombed out of the Euro 2020 tournament thanks to their penalty shoot-out against Switzerland, the subsequent wave of abuse has led the striker to believe that France might be better off without him.
According to an interview with L’Equipe, quoted by Benchwarmers, the player wanted support after being racially verbally abused for missing the decisive penalty, but was instead greeted with allegations that his ego was causing problems for the team.
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That is clearly true, and it is not clear whether Mbappe is carrying out his threat, taking a temporary break, or whether he was just expressing his feelings in the interview.
Kylian Mbappé on the reaction to his EURO 2020 performance: “I got the news that my ego has lost us, that I wanted to take up too much space and that without me we might have won.” (L’Éq)
– Receive French football news (@GFFN) October 4, 2021
It shows that no matter how well they think, a man is no bigger than the team.
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Mbappe is one of the best in the world and destined to become one of the greatest strikers to have played the game.
However, humility could be something he could bring in more of.