Kylian Mbappe has broken his silence following France’s heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Argentina on Sunday in Qatar.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker posted on his verified Instagram with a defiant message of ‘we will return.’
France relinquished their world title to the South Americans after a thrilling game, that had to be settled on post-match penalties at the Lusail Stadium.
Despite Mbappe’s best efforts, Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez came up supreme in the shootouts, saving from Kingsley Coman with Aurelien Tchoumaneni missing another.
Les Blues appeared done and out in the first half courtesy of goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, only for Mbappe to turn the game on its head with a quickfire brace in the 80th minute.
Messi thought he had won the game for his side in the second half of extra time, only for Mbappe to step up again and equalise from the penalty spot and bag his hat-trick.
At only 23 years of age, he is expected to play in a couple more World Cups in future. However, he did bag the Golden Boot after he finished with eight goals, one better than his PSG teammate Messi.
Mbappe was devastated after the match and was consoled by French President Emmanuel Macron, who held the PSG frontman in his arms. Mbappe and president Macron have a close-knit relationship, with the latter playing a vital role in his PSG contract extension.
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