I have never taken a single euro to play for French: Mbappe...

Dhaka, Monday   18 October 2021

I have never taken a single euro to play for French: Mbappe

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:43 PM, 5 October 2021  

I have never taken a single euro to play for French: Mbappe

I have never taken a single euro to play for French: Mbappe

Franch striker Kylian Mbappe is one of the best footballers of present times. Spanish club Real Madrid have agreed to pay up to 220 million euros to sign him this season. But the deal did not sign as his current club PSG denied releasing him. 

Kylian Mbappe has claimed the French national team made him feel like a "problem" in the aftermath of Euro 2020 and admitted that he "would have liked" more support from team-mates after his missed penalty sealed their tournament exit.

Les Bleus were sent home by Switzerland through a shootout in the last-16 - a shocking development after they had won the 2018 World Cup.

In an extensive interview published in L'Equipe, Mbappe said: "I have never taken a single euro to play for the French national team and I will always play for my national team for free. Above all, I never wanted to be problem.

"But from the moment where I felt like that I was starting to become a problem and that people felt I was a problem... I received the message, that my ego was what made us lose, that I wanted to take up too much space, and that without me, therefore, we might have won.

"The most important thing is the French national team and if the French national team is happier without me, [I'll go].

"I met with the president (Noel Le Graet) and we talked about it. What I went to complain to him about was that I was insulted and called a 'monkey' for missing a penalty. That is not the same thing. I will never complain about a penalty. The penalty, I was the one who missed it."

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