PSG star Kylian Mbappe wanted to quit from France national team after Euro 2020 heartbreak
Paris Saint-Germain scorer Kylian Mbappe was heartbroken and angry after their Euro 2020 disaster, so much so that he wanted to quit from the France national team.
French Football Federation chief Noel Le Graet admitted as much in a recent exclusive interview with Le Journal Du Dimanche, though he noted that the frustration was only during the moment and the PSG star didn’t really mean it.
“I met with him after the Euros, he felt the Federation had not defended him after his missed penalty and the criticism on the networks,” Le Graet said, via Daily Mail. “We met for five minutes in my office. He was angry, he didn’t want to play for the French team any more – which he obviously didn’t mean.”
To recall, Kylian Mbappe was criticized on social media after his failure in Euro 2020. From being the hero of France in the 2018 World Cup, he was vilified and put on the receiving end of major backlash for his missed penalty against Switzerland that cause France’s exit in the competition.
For a team with high expectations, the PSG forward disappointed fans and the supporters let him hear it.
While he probably expected that, the fact that the French Football Federation didn’t come to his defense or even did their best to help him handle the situation clearly angered him even more. Fortunately, though, it looks like the relationship between the PSG youngster and his national team is better than ever.