Kylian Mbappe Hits Out At France Football President Over Euro 2020 Penalty Miss Claim

Kylian Mbappe has lashed out at French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet after claiming the superstar’s attacker was willing to LEAVE the national team after Euro 2020.

Le Graet said Mbappe was considering taking time off from his international career following abuses directed at him after he missed his side’s decisive penalty against Switzerland at Euro 2020.

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He claimed the Paris Saint-Germain man was upset about the lack of support from the critics.

“I met him after the European Championship, he felt that the Federation had not defended him after his missed penalty and the criticism of the networks,” Le Graet told Le Journal Du Dimanche.

“We met for five minutes in my office.

“He was angry, he didn’t want to play for the French team anymore – which he clearly didn’t mean.​

“You know how it is, he’s a winner, he was very frustrated, like all of us, with the elimination. He’s so media friendly.

“He’s a great guy, much more collective than people think.”

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Image: Alamy

Mbappe wasted little time responding to Le Graet’s suggestion when he fired back on social media.

He tweeted: “Yes, finally I explained to him that it was about racism and NO to the punishment. But he thought there had been no racism…”

France were eliminated from Euro 2020 after the attacker’s penalty miss in last year’s postponed tournament.

The 23-year-old, who has 57 caps to his name, continued to represent France after Euro 2020.

He played in all but one of his team’s Nations League matches against Denmark, Austria and Croatia.

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