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“I think I will never digest” the failure of the World Cup, says Mbappé

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Despite his winning goal scored at the very end of the match on penalty against Strasbourg on Wednesday evening (2-1), Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé does not yet seem to have digested the failure of the Football World Cup.

“I think I’m never going to digest it,” admitted Kylian Mbappé on Wednesday, speaking of the failure of the 2022 World Cup, where France lost in the final against Argentina (3-3, 4 tab to 2) despite a hat-trick from the Blues striker.

“Two very different situations”

“As I said to the teammates, there is no reason for the club to pay for a failure in selection, these are two very different situations”, however reassured Mbappé, after giving the victory to his club, Paris Saint-Germain against Strasbourg (2-1) during the 16th day of Ligue 1.

The star of the Blues conceded having spent “complicated hours” in the wake of the defeat against Albiceleste, where he dazzled by scoring a triple, including two penalties, then a shot on goal.

On Wednesday, he scored another penalty, for PSG and winning this time. “It feels good to reconnect with victory, to have a link with the club, the supporters, the teammates,” he slipped into the mixed zone.

surprise return

The 24-year-old striker had surprised by returning to training at the end of the World Cup. “We spoke before the final and I told the coach that I would come back, regardless of the result, because I felt good and I wanted to continue playing, because we have two important games,” he explained. Wednesday.

Asked about the teasing he suffered during the Argentina players’ celebrations, Mbappé dismissed the problem out of hand. “Celebrations are not my problem, I don’t waste energy on such trivial things, the important thing for me is to give the best of myself for my club, and we will wait for Leo (Messi) come back to keep scoring and winning games.”

“I spoke with (Leo Messi) after the match, I congratulated him. It was the quest of a lifetime for him, for me too, but I failed, so you always have to remain a good player” , he said.

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