When the squad was in the locker room in the middle of the half, the striker who was born in 1998 displayed leadership abilities by speaking up to inspire team spirit.
During the halftime break in the 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina, Kylian Mbappe was the first to voice his opinion. France was trailing Argentina 0-2 at the time. The top French television broadcaster, TF1, revealed a video of Mbappe’s address in the changing room before the World Cup final. In the clip, Mbappe can be heard saying, “This is the match of a lifetime, the match of a lifetime, we can’t do worse than this.”
Mbappe was adamant that “So the question is, what are our plans? It is imperative that we return to the playing field. We can’t just sit back and let them do whatever they want; we have to ramp up the pressure a little bit and get ready to engage in some duels. Let’s do it. a little something different for you guys. This is the final game of the World Cup. I’m done. Even if we’re down by two goals, we still have a chance to win. Guys, keep in mind that the World Cup takes place just once every four years.”
The star player from PSG is not the only player in the French dressing room who is attempting to boost the team’s spirits. The No. 2 goalie, Steve Mandanda, maintained with a confident tone as he said, “We lost 0-2.” You need to enter the second half with a different frame of mind than you had going into it. This is the last chance, so let’s get moving.”
Didier Deschamps, the head coach, was the one who cut off his speech when the break began. “Are you aware of the distinctions that exist between us and them? It’s the fact that they play a real final whereas we don’t do anything to simulate such emotion in our game “the trainer, who was 54 years old, commented.
It would appear that Mbappe, Mandanda, and coach Deschamps were successful with their speech delivered during the halftime break. Mbappe’s brace in the second half helped the eventual winner of the 2018 World Cup score twice in the second half.
The game was forced into a penalty shootout when the 24-year-old superstar scored his third goal in the extra period of play to complete his hat trick. Unfortunately for Mbappe, his colleagues didn’t do a very good job shooting the ball, and France was defeated by Argentina with an aggregate score of 2-4.
Mbappe was disheartened when France was unable to effectively defend the championship they had won the previous year. However, this one player does exceptionally well throughout the competition. He finished the World Cup 2022 as the tournament’s “scorer” with a total of 8 goals and 2 assists.
France assigns Mbappe the biggest responsibility of his career?
Kylian Mbappe, who has been selected to carry the highest responsibilities, will be at the center of all planning for France’s comeback after the 2022 World Cup.
The French squad appeared in front of home supporters in central Paris on the evening of December 20 to commemorate their fantastic trip to Qatar, despite losing to Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final.
Additionally, on December 20, forward Kylian Mbappe will turn 24. The PSG striker arrived with emotion in Concorde Square in front of 50,000 people. Mbappe tried his hardest to uplift him at the moment, notably after scoring a hat-trick against Argentina, but he was unsuccessful.
However, Mbappe just sent a strong message to his worldwide fans, writing, “Nous reviendrons,” implying that he will soon return to his best (rough translation: We will be back). Similar to No. 10, France is also said to be eager to get back to the game after the defeat, where the 24-year-old striker certainly still plays center.
In order to prepare for the future major event, EURO 2024, France is reportedly looking into a number of options to change internal staff. Hugo Lloris, the current captain of Les Bleus, may depart the squad, thus Mbappe’s candidacy for captaincy is being seriously considered.
This could be considered Mbappe’s biggest career duty, but it is completely worthwhile. In particular, this striker demonstrated strong teamwork by scoring a hat-trick in the final game, which helped Les Bleus remain upbeat despite being down 2-0.
The PSG forward has won the global championship at the age of 19 and has gained 66 caps for France to far, scoring 36 goals, 12 of which were at the World Cup. The stats are too good for a player who just turned 24 years old. Mbappe has previously worn the captain’s armband twice for PSG, so it is possible that he won’t seem out of the ordinary if he assumes this position for the national team.