The Paris Saint-Germain star has been announced by Didier Deschamps as the new Les Blues captain for their upcoming European qualifiers, taking over from Hugo Lloris and retired Raphael Varane.
But given Mbappe’s somewhat unsettled past behind the scenes, both at club and national level, questions have been raised about whether Mbappe is worthy of the captain’s armband. And Konate defended the 24-year-old striker: “Even if I have a say in this, it won’t change. It’s the coach’s decision and I’m very pleased. To be honest. , Kylian deserves it. We agree on this. He deserves it, after what he did at the World Cup and with PSG.
Kylian is a very good leader, on and off the pitch. He’s a young man who likes to laugh and have fun, that’s all. He’s very good. Some people might think he’s arrogant. To them, I would say ‘Are you crazy? He’s so good.’ Of course, he will be a great leader.”
Minh Tuan | 05:01 03/22/2023