After the prosperous 2022, Mbappe is ready to be given the biggest task of his playing career for France.
Mbappe is undoubtedly one of the most well-known players after the 2022 World Cup after a spectacular performance. In addition to winning the best scorer award and shattering other tournament records, the PSG striker scored 8 goals in 7 games. Mbappe, who is currently 24 years old, is anticipated to attain numerous career apex points.
Mbappe will continue to serve as the French team’s main engine and the focal point of all future plans, according to the French press. Included in that is the suggestion to give the 1998-born striker the captain’s armband.
The French Football Federation (FFF) reportedly gave Mbappe a serious look at taking over as captain of Les Bleus after Hugo Lloris retired, according to the prestigious French publication L’Équipe, on December 20. And on January 9, the 36-year-old goalie formally announced his departure from the national team in order to hand the job over to the junior players who are younger.
The new generation of French players, of which Mbappe is the shining light, should take on this responsibility at this point. Although this could be considered the PSG star’s biggest level of responsibility thus far, it is wholly worthwhile.
Mbappe has won the global championship at the age of 19 and has 66 caps for France to date. In those 66 matches, he has scored 36 goals, including 12 at the World Cup. The accomplishment is too significant for a player who is still relatively new to the game. reach the age of 24.
At the most recent World Cup, Mbappe shown his capacity to lead the squad, particularly against Argentina in the championship match. In this instance, number 10 had a hat-trick in the setting that Les Bleus appeared to have broken the match, then rekindled the spirit of the team, and only stopped in the penalty shootout.
Mbappe is a strong option to lead the French team, but so are a few more seasoned veterans like Varane or Griezmann. The fact that MU’s central defender has served as vice captain for a considerable amount of time and frequently dons the captain’s armband while Lloris is unavailable is one reason why many people think he is better. The first goal of the new head of Les Bleus will be to qualify for and win the 2024 European Championship.
Hugo Lloris bid farewell to France national team
Hugo Lloris, a seasoned goalie, has announced his 36-year retirement from international competition. The younger generation will now fill his position on the French national squad.
“There comes a point when you must learn how to relinquish control. The French team does not belong to anyone, as I have repeatedly stated, and we must all ensure that. I’ll start off.
I believe the group is prepared to go. In addition, a goalie is available (Mike Maignan of AC Milan). I’d rather to go out on top than to wait for a downturn. A family reason is another factor. More time must be spent with my wife and kids, in my opinion “Lloris disclosed.
From 2008 until 2022, Lloris’s international career spanned. He competed for France in three EUROs and four World Cups. The 36-year-old goalie assisted France in winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but he was unable to effectively retain the title. France made it to the World Cup final in 2022 but fell to Argentina on penalties, losing 2-4. (3-3 in the main match).
Lloris has 145 overall caps for France, 121 of which he has done so while wearing the captain’s armband. At Les Bleus, all of these records are unplayed. A picture of Lloris smiling was shared on the French team’s official Twitter account along with the following caption: “an icon. Hugo, cheers and many thanks for everything “.
Didier Deschamps, the head coach of France, added: “Hugo recently informed me of his choice. While we are pained by his choice, we respect it. Hugo has been in the team for a very long time. We would like to honor his tremendous career, France and I.
Hugo is tremendously proud of the French squad and always prioritizes the team, sometimes even at the expense of his own interests. Being his coach is both a pleasure and an honor for me. I wish every coach could inspire players the way Hugo does. Hugo has my utmost respect and appreciation. I wish he were content. Hugo deserves our sincere appreciation for playing hard for the flag’s colors.”
Currently, Milan’s Maignan (27 years old) and Nantes’ Alban Lafont are the two promising goalkeepers on the French team poised to succeed Lloris (23 years old).