After going through a rough time at the French National Team, Kylian Mbappe revealed the reason he is not leaving any time soon.
After the EURO 2020, Kylian Mbappe seriously considered leaving the French National Team due to some rough criticism. There was a part of the supporters and the press who believed his ego was too elevated at a certain point in time. After missing that penalty against Switzerland, Mbappe received all kinds of backlash that made him reconsider his position in the squad. There was even a moment in which he thought about leaving the France squad for good, at the age of 22!
Fortunately for everybody, president Le Graet spoke to him and convinced him to stay. This moment of failure must’ve taught Kylian Mbappe how to deal with rejection and learn from his mistakes. It was simply another step in the right direction for a player with such an incredible future ahead of him. As France approaches the UEFA Nations League semifinals, Mbappe is ready to take on another shot at a title. Les Bleus face Belgium on Thursday in their attempt to reach the final.
Mbappe confesses his desire to leave France.
During his most recent interview with L’Equipe, Kylian Mbappe spoke about those difficult moments he faced after the Euros: “I have always placed the French national team above everything and I will always put it above everything. 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 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. The most important thing is the French national team and if the French national team is happier without me, it is like that. That is what I was made to feel and that is what I felt. 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.”