France Team Captain: New France captain Kylian Mbappe CLEARS Air with Antoine Griezmann, says ‘I won’t be superior to him’ – Check Out
France Team Captain: France’s new captain, Kylian Mbappe held a press conference ahead of the game against the Netherlands in the Euro…
France Team Captain: France’s new captain, Kylian Mbappe held a press conference ahead of the game against the Netherlands in the Euro 2024 qualifiers and cleared several things. One of them was his bonding with Antoine Griezmann, who was not happy to see him not being promoted to the Captain of the team. The 24-year-old striker, who has 66 caps for the French national team was given the captain armband ahead of Antoine Griezmann. The 32-year-old has been a regular member of the French national team and is one of the most senior members of the squad. Follow Football LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
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Mbappe in the press conference revealed that he has cleared the air with the former Barca man. He said, “I spoke with Antoine because he was disappointed. It’s a reaction I can understand.”
“I told him that in his place, I might have had the same reaction. He is 32-years-old, he is one of the best, if not the best, of the Didier Deschamps era,” Mbappe added.
Griezmann is now the vice-captain of the team, while Mbappe will be leading the team as a captain. Adding more, the new French captain said, “What I told him was that as long as I am captain and he is vice captain, I won’t be superior to him.“
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France’s former captain, Hugo Lloris, announced his retirement from National duties after the Qatar World Cup. Following that, Kylian Mbappe was announced as the new captain, and Griezmann as the new vice-captain.
Kylian Mbappe at half time in the World Cup final making a speech which briefly helped change the game.— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) March 23, 2023
Former captain Lloris had a habit of attending press conferences before the game. However, Mbappe doesn’t seem to follow the same path and has missed press conferences in the past. Replying to that, he said, “I am not going to change. Everyone is a captain based on their personality. I’m going to be a different captain. I don’t think the coach made me captain thinking I was going to do the same as Hugo [Lloris]. I know my words make noise.”
Mbappe has scored 36 goals in 66 appearances for France at the age of just 25-year-old. Already he is the 6th highest goal scorer for the French National team. On the other hand, Griezmann has scored 42 goals for the National team and is the third-highest goal, scorer. The 32-year-old is also the sixth-most capped player for France.