France coach Didier Deschamps also addressed his team in clear words at half-time last Sunday, as the documentation shows. “Do you know what the difference is? They’re playing a damn World Cup final and we, we’re not playing it.”
France put on a spectacular comeback in the final in Qatar. Argentina led 2-0 after the first half, Mbappé then shot the Bleus to level and into extra time. Mbappé also scored another equalizer in injury time to make it 3-3. Argentina ultimately won 4-2 on penalties, although the attacker also converted his third attempt from the spot there.
Back in Paris
Just a few days after the lost final, Mbappé is back on the pitch for his club Paris Saint-Germain. PSG announced on Twitter on Wednesday that the World Cup returnee was back in training. “It’s getting better, better, better,” the newspaper “Le Parisien” quoted the striker, who turned 24 on Tuesday, when he arrived at training.