France team: eyes on Mbapp – Calcio
With the retirement of Karim Benzema, the forward of the French team Kylian Mbapp raises expectations again for this 2022 World Cup. Before the first match of the Blues against Australia on Tuesday, the Parisian finds himself in the spotlight.
Kylian Mbapp is raising high expectations.
For the 2022 World Cup, the French team went to Qatar with two attacking stars: Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbapp. Unfortunately for the Blues, the recent Ballon d’Or winner, shot in the thigh on Saturday, was forced to withdraw from this tournament.
And in the absence of the Real Madrid striker, all eyes are now on the Paris Saint-Germain prodigy to bring the tricolor selection.
Deschamps calms the waters around Mbapp, but…
Ahead of the reigning world champion’s debut in this competition against Australia on Tuesday, expectations are logically high around Mbapp. In a press conference on Monday, French coach Didier Deschamps made no secret of the Parisian’s leading role, already invaluable during his coronation in Russia. It’s true that Kylian was young, he still is, a little less because it took him 4 years. But he had already done some very important things. These 4 years have allowed him to progress further, to mature too if he already had many, to obtain greater recognition worldwideesteemed former Olympique de Marseille coach.
And while Deschamps has refused to put too much pressure on the 23-year-old talent, he has nonetheless acknowledged his crucial importance to the Blues. If we talk at the level of responsibility, internally there are none. Afterwards, his ability to make a difference, to know how to score and score, he has always had and we will need it. But he knows, Kylian is part of a collective and he needs it. But he has this ability, which few players have, to be decisive at all times.He admitted.
Lloris sees no limits
In 2018 Mbapp had made many differences with good statistics: 4 goals and 1 assist in 7 games. As he evolves, the Habs will likely need to do even more to meet expectations. I think he simply confirmed all the hopes placed on him over the years. Afterwards, a player like Kylian, it’s difficult to define limits as his potential is incredibleadmired the French captain Hugo Lloris.
I feel worried, focused and also relaxed. He will be eager to perform and help the team achieve results, estimated the goalkeeper in front of the media. On the back of an XXL club first half of the season (19 goals and crucial 5 assists in 20 games in all competitions), Mbapp embodies much of France’s hopes in Qatar.
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