The president of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Graet, has said that star forward, Kylian Mbappe, wanted to dump the national team.
Le Graet claimed that Mbappe was on the verge of dumping the French national team after the 23-year-old missed one of the penalties in the shootout that saw France eliminated from the Euro2020 against Switzerland last summer.
“He was angry, he didn’t want to play for the French national team anymore, which he obviously didn’t think about at the time,” Le Graet told Le Journal de Dimanche.
“Kylian is a winner and he was very frustrated like all of us.”
The Paris Saint-Germain star himself responded to Le Graet comments on social media, saying that he did not feel supported.
“I explained to him that the criticism was related to racism and not to the penalty miss,” Mbappe said. “But he didn’t think that there was racism.”