Euro 2024: Mbappe labels France’s semi-final exit a ‘failure’

Euro 2024: How Yamal’s mother’s dream came through in Spain victory

Kylian Mbappe has labelled France’s Euro 2024 semi-final exit as “a failure”.

Les Bleus battled Spain in Munich on Tuesday night and went ahead through Randal Kolo Muani early in the first half.

They could however not hold on as La Roja fought their way back to take the lead before the end of the first half which they held on till the conclusion of the game.

Mbappe asserted that the French team did not do their job properly having been considered one of the favourites to win the tournament.

“Well, it is difficult. It’s a failure. Our ambition was to be European champions. I wanted to be European champion,” he said.

“But we didn’t. So from that point on, it was a failed competition. But that’s football. You have to move on. I think it’s been a long year, so I’m going to go on holiday and get some rest. It’ll do me a lot of good and I’ll try to come back really strong.”

Mbappe’s form during the Euros was questioned having failed to score from open play.

He had to deal with wearing a face mask after suffering a broken nose earlier in the tournament, and while acknowledging his play was not good, the 25-year-old of Cameroonian heritage, is looking forward to taking a deserved rest.

“No, that was it. I think sometimes in football, you don’t have to complicate things too much – you’re either good or you’re not,” he added.

“Well, I wasn’t good and that’s it, we’re going home. It’s as simple as that. Now, as I say, I need to rest, it’s going to be important for me to rest well and then I’m off to a new life with new things to do. So there’s a lot to do.”

Mbappe will return to club football with his new side Real Madrid. He joined the Spanish giants as a free agent after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain came to an end.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Stories