Mbappe and Deschamps’ half-time World Cup final fury emerges

Mbappe tried to get his teammates to respond at half-time of the World Cup final. Screenshot/TF1
Mbappe tried to get his teammates to respond at half-time of the World Cup final. Screenshot/TF1

Argentina won the World Cup after a final which went to penalty kicks. Despite the fact Scaloni’s men went two goals ahead, Kylian Mbappe completed a hat-trick and sent the game to penalties.

Mbappe was suffering a lot while seeing his team 2-0 down at half-time. So much so that, at half-time, he called for his teammates to get their act together. The attacker spoke and tried to make his teammates realise that there was still time for the then defending champions to fight back.

“It’s a World Cup final, it’s the game of our lives, we can’t play worse,” he fumed. In the video broadcast by ‘TF1’, he is also seen throwing his shirt to the ground in anger.

He felt that the most important game of the season was getting away from him. “They scored two goals, we can also score two. We can come back. Guys, the World Cup is every four years!,” he added.

Mbappe went out ready to take charge of things himself and he so nearly did enough to give France the World Cup. He can be delighted with his hat-trick although it proved to be insufficient. After the match, once the raw emotion of the game had calmed down, he wrote a brief message to fans: “We’ll be back,” he said,

Mbappe was not the only one who was annoyed at proceedings. Deschamps also slammed his team.

We need more pressure in passes, more precision when making decisions, we aren’t compact. You have to be closer to each other. You aren’t there. There’s no second ball to win. It looks like you aren’t playing in a World Cup final!”, he added.

He then continued in the same vein to get his players motivated: “Do you know the difference between them and us? They’re playing a f***ing final and we’re not!”

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