Euro 2020: FRA vs SWI: Kylian Mbappe rues missed penalty, says ‘finding sleep will be difficult’

Euro 2020: FRA vs SWI: Kylian Mbappe rues missed penalty, says 'finding sleep will be difficult'
Euro 2020: FRA vs SWI: Kylian Mbappe rues missed penalty, says 'finding sleep will be difficult'

Euro 2020: FRA vs SWI: Kylian Mbappe rues missed penalty, says ‘finding sleep will be difficult’: France playmaker Kylian Mbappe on Tuesday said that finding sleep will be difficult for him as his side bowed out of the ongoing Euro 2020.

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France suffered a 4-5 defeat on penalties at the hands of Switzerland in the round of 16 match and as a result, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winners were knocked out of the ongoing competition. Mbappe missed the final penalty as Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer rose to the occasion, and as a result, Switzerland ended up winning the match. “Very difficult to turn the page. The sadness is immense after this elimination, we could not achieve our goal. I’m sorry for this penalty. I wanted to help the team but I failed. Finding sleep will be difficult but unfortunately it is the hazards of this sport that I love so much,” Mbappe said in a statement, posted on his Twitter account.

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“I know you fans were disappointed, but I would still like to thank you for your support and for always believing in us. The most important thing will be to get up even stronger for the next few years to come. Congratulations and good luck to Switzerland,” he added.

Switzerland defeated France 5-4 on penalties and as a result, the side will now lock horns against Spain in the quarterfinals.

The normal 90 minutes action finished at 3-3 and as a result, the match progressed to extra time. No team was able to break the deadlock in extra time and hence the match progressed to a penalty shootout.

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For France, Karim Benzema scored a brace while Paul Pogba also registered one goal. On the other hand, Haris Seferovic scored two goals for Switzerland while Mario Gavranovic registered one goal.