French President Emmanuel Macron was keen on Condolences to the star of the French national team, Kylian Mbappe After the loss suffered by the “roosters” in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final against Argentina, on Sunday evening.
Macron and Mbappe on the field
After the end of the decisive match, Macron went down to the “Lusail” stadium minutes before Awards ceremony and championship cupAnd he consoled Mbappe with some words in a short dialogue, which the French president ended with an embrace to the young striker. However, the video showed the great sadness that overwhelmed Mbappe, to the point of ignoring the French president, as if he was saying, “Now is not your time,” according to the description of the English journalist, Jeremy Vine, on Twitter.
Emmanuel Macron also moved to console Didier Deschamps, coach of the French national team and his assistant in the dressing room.
Then the French president congratulated the team members in the dressing room, and told silent players who appeared to be feeling disappointed, “There will undoubtedly be regrets after this match… You played great football… You had the heart, the desire and the talent” to try.
Upon leaving the room, Macron told reporters that he shared his sadness with the players, “especially because we got close to the goal,” adding, “At the same time, what I said to the players is that they made us very proud.”
Macron stressed Mbappe’s “extraordinary” performance in particular, saying, “Honestly, I am not in the best position to relieve people tonight, because I was at least as sad as him.”
“The French national team made us dream,” the French president said on Twitter after his country’s defeat.
He also confirmed that he would receive the national team players in the Elysee, but without setting a date for that.
Mbappe snatched the tournament’s top scorer award with 8 goals after scoring a “hat-trick” against Argentina, beating Lionel Messi (7 goals).
It is noteworthy that last September, Kylian Mbappe, the player of Paris Saint-Germain, revealed the role of President Macron in renewing his contract with the team, and rejected the offer of Spanish club Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi led the Argentine national team to crown the World Cup title for the third time in its history and the first in 36 years, after defeating its French counterpart (4-2) on penalties, on Sunday evening, in the final match of the Qatar World Cup 2022, after the end of the original and extra time in a draw (3-3). .