France captain Mbappe: “I fully understand Griezmann’s disappointment with the vice-captain”

Kylian Mbappe (25, Paris Saint-Germain), who was appointed as the new captain of the French national soccer team at the youngest age, expressed disappointment with such a decision. He said he understood. At the same time, Mbappe emphasized that the French national team needs Griezmann.

The French national team will play its first 토토사이트match against the Netherlands in Group B of the 2024 European Football Championship (Euro 2024) at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France on the 25th (Korean time).

According to Reuters on the 24th, at a pre-press conference, Mbafe mentioned the situation that had recently occurred over the process of appointing the captain.

“I can honestly understand Griezmann’s disappointment,” Mbappe said. “I had a conversation with him that I might have reacted the same way.”

France national team coach Didier Deschamps recently appointed Mbappe, born in 1998, as the new captain after Hugo Lloris (Tottenham). It was a rather unconventional decision to be the youngest captain in the history of the French national team.

However, local reports emerged that Griezmann, who was disappointed with this decision, was considering retirement from the national team because he was angered by coach Deschamps’ decision.

Coach Deschamps dismissed rumors of retirement, saying, “Griezman is a key player in terms of being the engine of the team,” and “He has been and will continue to be,” but rumors of internal conflict within the team were raised.

In the end, Mbappe started to solve the situation through a direct conversation with Griezmann.

Mbappe explained: “What I said to Griezmann was that I was the captain, but I would never be superior to him, the vice-captain.”

He went on to say, “Griezman has an experience that I don’t have” and added, “He is highly regarded. He should learn from Griezmann’s passion and experience.”

Mbafe, who debuted in the French national team A match in 2017, has already played 66 matches for the national team and scored 36 goals. In particular, at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, he scored eight goals, including a hat-trick in the final, to become the top scorer.

The veteran striker has scored 42 goals in 117 caps for France since making his national team debut in 2014. Mbappe and Griezmann led the team to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia and were also runners-up at the World Cup in Qatar last year.

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