Kylian Mbappe threatens to retire from France national team

Kylian Mbappe threatens to retire from France national team

Kylian Mbappe has called out French Football Federation and threatened to quit France national team over the low support he received after missing the decisive penalty in Euro 2020.

Kylian Mbappe has hit out at French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet over comments made on the striker’s motivations to quit the French national side.

FFF President, Noel Le Graet had claimed that Mbappe was considering walking out on the national setup after missing the crucial penalty in Didier Deschamps’ side’s Euro 2020 elimination against Switzerland in the quarter-final of their Round of 16 tie. The FFF chief claimed that the striker felt he was not given sufficient support after missing the spot-kick.

Bumper confirmed that he is quitting the national team after facing numerous races abuses from Boots national team fans and others. He confirmed that missing the penalty was not the reason for his quit but the continuous abuses he faced.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker stated clearly that he had informed the FFF of the racial abuse he feast after the incident but somehow the body has failed to act accordingly and left him to his fate.

Le Graet stated on Mbappe’s situation with the French national team:

“I met with him after the Euros, he felt that the Federation had not defended him after his missed penalty and the criticism on the networks. We met for five minutes in my office. He was angry, he didn’t want to play for the French team anymore – which he obviously didn’t mean.”

Mbappe responded to that suggestion on Sunday by accusing Le Graet of ignoring racism in a social media post:

“I explained to him well that above all else it was in relation to racism, NOT the penalty. However, he thought that there hadn’t been any racism…”

Mbappe has said that if he seen hers a problem in the national team he is ready to quit.

“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 a 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, (then I will leave). I met with the president 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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