With the withdrawal of Karim Benzema, the striker of the French team Kylian Mbapp raises even greater expectations for this 2022 World Cup. Before the Blues’ first match against Australia on Tuesday, the Parisian finds himself under fire projectors.
Kylian Mbapp is raising high expectations.
For the 2022 World Cup, the French team went to Qatar with two attacking stars: Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbapp. Unfortunately for the Blues, the recent Ballon d’Or, hit in the thigh on Saturday, was forced to forfeit this tournament.
And in the absence of the Real Madrid striker, all eyes are now on the Paris Saint-Germain prodigy to bring the tricolor selection.
Deschamps calms things down around Mbapp, but…
Before the debut of the reigning world champion in this competition on Tuesday against Australia, expectations are logically high around Mbapp. In a press conference on Monday, the French coach Didier Deschamps did not hide the major role of the Parisian, already valuable during the coronation in Russia. It’s true that Kylian was young, he still is, a little less because he took 4 years. But he had already done some very important things. These 4 years have allowed him to progress further, to gain in maturity even if he already had a lot, to obtain greater recognition at the world levelestimated the former coach of Olympique de Marseille.
And if Deschamps refused to put too much pressure on the shoulders of the 23-year-old talent, he nevertheless recognized his vital importance for the Blues. If we talk at the level of responsibilities, there are no more internally. Afterwards, his ability to make a difference, to be able to score and score, he has always had it and we will need it. But he knows it, Kylian is part of a collective and needs it. But he has this ability, which few players have, to be decisive at all times.he admitted.
Lloris sees no limits
In 2018, Mbapp had made many differences with good statistics: 4 goals and 1 assist in 7 games. With its evolution, the Habs will probably have to do even more to meet expectations. I think he has simply confirmed all the hopes placed in him in recent years. After, a player like Kylian, It is difficult to define limits as his potential is incredibleadmired the French captain Hugo Lloris.
I feel concerned, focused and relaxed too. He will be keen to perform and help the team achieve results, estimated the doorman in front of the media. On the heels of a first part of the XXL club season (19 goals and 5 decisive assists in 20 games in all competitions), Mbapp embodies a large part of France’s hopes in Qatar.
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