France will defend their title against Argentina on Sunday (4pm). Since the Blues’ win over Morocco, the Argentine media has not hesitated to highlight Kylian Mbappe’s words against South American football. Many Albiceleste players also protested the French striker’s strong opinion.
Pronounced last May, the punishment of Kylian Mbappé has found a certain resonance in recent hours at the level of South American football. This Sunday, France will defend their title as world champions after winning the last Copa America against Argentina. Since the release of the poster, the Argentinian media has not hesitated to bring out the Blues striker’s controversial point of view.
At the time, Kylian Mbappé spoke about his favorites at the World Cup, highlighting a significant difference in favor of the countries of the old continent. “The advantage we have as Europeans is that we always play among ourselves with high-level competitions like the League of Nations. When we come to the World Cup, we are ready and we decide on the PSG player. Where Brazil and Argentina are not in South America. Football has not progressed as much as in Europe. That is why the last Europeans always win during World Cups.”
“Dibu” Martinez and Lautaro Martinez protested Mbappe’s comments
Since Brazil’s crown in 2022, the last four editions of the World Cup have been won by European selections. With the Albiceleste during this World Cup, Lautaro Martínez felt at the time that it was an “unfair penalty”.
Most prominent in Qatar, goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez also gave a dry response after Mbappé’s comments: “We play Bolivia under 30 degrees in Ecuador, under 30 degrees in Colombia, where they always play on perfect pitches. ‘I don’t know what South America is,’ replied ‘Tibu’. Every time we go to the national team, we get tired and we can’t train much. If an Englishman goes to train in England, he’ll be there in half an hour. Even if they go to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador… let’s see if it’s easy for them.
According to Argentine press, the final between France and Argentina practically boils down to a fight between two PSG teammates, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. This is how the meeting is presented Game Daily Olé, who sees it as a “battle of the stars.” “Very quickly, all the channels went into mode: ‘Como parar a Mbappe?’. How to stop Mbappe?”, Georges Quirino, a French journalist living in the Albiceleste, told After Food on RMC on Wednesday evening.
Mbappé “has been on Argentina’s brain since 2018”
In 2018, Kylian Mbappe’s double and stunning acceleration resulted in France’s penalty in Argentina’s Round of 16, which everyone remembers. The 23-year-old “has been at the heart of Argentina since 2018 and has pulled off some shocks”, and backs Quirino. “I spoke to some Argentinian media, no one spoke to me about Rabiot or Giroud,” Omar Da Fonseca noted during Rothen ignites at RMC. “Obviously, Mbappé is the chosen one in this team. He’s beyond doubt, he’s determined. . The whole Argentine team, all Argentines for Mbappé. are afraid.”
On Thursday morning, various Argentine newspapers did not hesitate to bring out the punishment pronounced by Mbappé. The Albiceleste players will no doubt have the words “kicks” in mind when they step onto the turf of the Lucille Stadium on Sunday (4pm). That stadium.