When the 1998-born striker and his colleagues visited the open celebration at the Crillon hotel, they were unable to conceal their anguish.
After a lengthy flight from Qatar, the plane carrying the French national team and its players made a safe landing at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on December 20 in the morning.
Kylian Mbappe still struggles with the disappointment of the defeat. As soon as he stepped off the plane, a staff member encouraged him.
Following a fantastic voyage, the French stars were greeted as heroes at the 2022 World Cup. Despite suffering significant personnel losses, “Les Bleus” managed to reach the championship game and fell to Argentina only on penalties.
Antoine Griezmann and his colleagues attended a celebratory event at the Crillon Hotel right away after landing (Paris). When interacting with supporters, Ousmane Dembele (second from right) momentarily forgets his sadness. The Barcelona player struggled in the championship game and was replaced before the first half was done. Dembele was lambasted by Roy Keane for his performance as a “teen”.
To welcome coach Deschamps back, a sizable crowd gathered in the square.
Despite losing, France made history by being the first team in more than 20 years to advance to consecutive World Cup finals. The development of young, exceptional athletes, most notably Kylian Mbappe, gives fans of the hexagonally shaped nation reason to be excited about upcoming victories.
Karim Benzema announced his retirement from the international stage just before the party. Olivier Giroud is currently the best and most appropriate striker that France has found.
The French Football Federation and Coach Deschamps will discuss the future shortly. At least until EURO 2024, he is anticipated to serve as captain of the “Gaulois Rooster.”
Mbappe feigned a smile in response to the supporters’ love. The 1998-born striker was the first person to score a hat-trick in a world cup final since 1966 in the 2022 World Cup. He also contributed 2 assists. After the 2022 World Cup, Mbappe briefly stated on his Facebook page, “We will be back again.”
When Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe will be reunited at PSG
Before attention turns to club football, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are both recovering from the various effects of Sunday’s thrilling World Cup final.
Mbappe scored an incredible final hat-trick to defeat Messi for the Golden Boot, but it was Messi who took home the trophy after scoring twice to lead his team to victory in a thrilling penalty shootout.
While Mbappe became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup championship match since Geoff Hurst in 1966, Messi set other records in the final. With a combined total of 15 goals in the finals, the two stood out among the tournament’s attacking players.
When Paris Saint-Germain hosts Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on December 28, it will be just over a week until they resume play. Mbappe and Messi are not likely to be included in that group, though, as they will be given an additional rest to heal from their World Cup performances.
Following their efforts throughout the World Cup, the two stars will be exhausted, and it has become usual practice for clubs to give players a break from football of between seven and 10 days so they may relax and heal.
The two will need time to recover emotionally after competing in a World Cup final in addition to physically from their struggles. Winning or losing is important, and players frequently need a psychological break from football in order to perform at their best when they return.
While the league match against Strasbourg may be too soon for both superstars, Christophe Galtier’s team has plenty of games coming up where they can be reinstated into the first-team squad and resume their roles.
PSG will travel to Lens in Ligue 1 four days later, on New Year’s Day, and then visit Chateauroux in the Coupe de France on January 6. The 11th of January, when the Ligue 1 leaders meet Angers, is most likely the latest return date for both players.
PSG leads Lens by five points in the standings and hasn’t lost in Ligue 1 in any of their first 15 games this season. Their Champions League Round of 16 match against Bayern Munich, which they host in the first leg on February 14th, may very well define their season.