Europe envied them. However, the attacking trio of the Blues was generally disappointing during this Euro 2020. So, of course, Karim Benzema will have scored four times, his first goals in a Euro, but the agreement between the Madrilenian, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé was more than disappointing during this competition which therefore ends this Monday evening after a defeat against Switzerland (3-3, 4-5 TAB).
But, beyond the expectations generated by the return of Karim Benzema, it was Kylian Mbappé, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, who scared the opposing defenses. Percussion was expected of him, we had it, but also goals. And them, we won’t see them. After four meetings, the native of Bondy will return to the French capital without any achievement on the clock.
We expected a lot more
Worse still, this evening, he will remain like the one who missed many chances and especially the final penalty shootout, sending the Swiss to the quarterfinals of the competition. Hugo Lloris, his captain, did not want to overwhelm him on bein Sports : ” he knew that in football we win together and we lose together. We’re all guilty at this point. It’s painful especially on penalties. We fought despite the injuries and adversity. There are no excuses to look for and we must salute the Swiss “.
So, of course, he is still young (22 years old), he will still improve. But we are entitled to expect more from those who ask, in a club, more responsibilities. Didier Deschamps also returned to his case at a press conference: “ it will bring everyone. Kylian was expected, if he didn’t score he was often decisive. He takes responsibility for shooting, nobody blames him. We spoke to each other, we know the strength, the unity of this group. We had wonderful moments together. There is a lot of sadness. Despite everything, we did not do everything well. If we stop today it’s because we don’t deserve more “. Of course, it is a mistake of the coach, then collective, but we expected the savior against Argentina at the World Cup maybe a little more. Truth be told, he shouldn’t be very happy with his performance either.