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Mbappe hits out at French Football president over Euro 2020 comments

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The FFF president had claimed Mbappe wanted to leave the France national team after his penalty miss against Switzerland.

Kylian Mbappe has responded to claims made by French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet about his intention to retire from international football.

Mbappe displayed an underwhelming performance when Switzerland defeated France in Euro 2020’s last-16 round.

Following a host of missed opportunities, Mbappe failed to convert his spot-kick during the shootouts, which ultimately led to the Bleus crashing out of the competition.

Speaking in an interview on Saturday, Le Graet recalled Mbappe’s intention to leave the national team after the game. 

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“I met with him after the Euros,” the FFF president said.

“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 any more – which he obviously didn’t mean.”

Mbappe has now reacted to Le Graet’s comments, insisting his decision was a result of racist abuse. 

“I explained to him well that above all else it was in relation to racism, NOT the penalty,” the PSG star tweeted.

“However, he thought that there hadn’t been any racism…”

France suffered a disappointing start to their UEFA Nations League campaign earlier this month. Mbappe scored once as Les Bleus failed to win any of their first four games, suffering two defeats.

Let’s see if Didier Deschamps’ side can regain their best form ahead of the upcoming World Cup games in November.