Kylian Mbappe was prepared to QUIT the France national team after Euro 2020 penalty miss
Le Graet confessed Mbappe, 23, was “mad” as he thought that the FFF had not supported him enough following his key missed penalty.
Tournament favourites After the striker had one of his penalty kicks in the round of 16 shootout for Euro 2020 saved, France was eliminated from competition.
Le Journal du Dimanche conducted an interview with the French chief over the PSG star’s possible change of heart regarding representing the nation.
He stated, “I spoke with Mbappe after the Euros, and he told me that following his missed penalty and the criticism on the networks, he found that the Federation had not protected him.”
“We had only spent a few minutes together in my office talking to one another.
“He was upset, and he decided that he did not want to play for France anymore, which is something that he most certainly did not think.”
“You already know what it is, he is a winner, and he was quite frustrated by the elimination [from Euro 2020], just like the rest of us.
“He gets a lot of media attention. He is a fantastic guy and much more thoughtful than you give him credit for.”
Mbappe was visibly upset as he apologized to the supporters of Les Bleus for his missed penalty shot from the previous year.
Switzerland advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to a heroic save made by Yann Sommer, who blocked a shot from a superstar player.
Mbappe, who did not score at the tournament, published a heartfelt message on Instagram in which he apologized to the millions of people who were watching the game from home.
After this elimination, he remarked, “the sadness is enormous because we were unable to achieve our goal.”
“I’m sorry for this penalty. I wanted to help the team but failed.
“I know that falling asleep won’t be easy, but despite that, the roller coaster ride that is professional sports is exactly what draws me in.
“I am aware that our followers are feeling let down, but I still want to express my gratitude to you for your support and for continuing to have faith in us.
“The most essential thing will be to develop stronger in preparation for the other deadlines that are coming up. I want to offer my congratulations and best wishes to Switzerland.”
France has successfully qualified for the World Cup, which will take place in the winter of 2022. They will compete in group D alongside Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia.