Four years after the coronation of Moscow, he carried the French team like the immense player he is to bring the Blues to 2-2, then to 3-2, by transforming the three penalties he had to shoot during the match, including the penalty shootout.
But like all his teammates, Kylian Mbappé was inconsolable at the final whistle, sounded after a completely crazy end to the match.
The top scorer in the competition (8 goals), the first player to score a hat-trick in the final since 1966, then lay down on the lawn, comforted at length by the Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, then especially by Emmanuel Macron, who came down to comfort the Tricolores and participate in the medal ceremony.
In the mixed zone, the President of the Republic explained what he had said to the Parisian striker, whom he had already convinced to resign to PSG last summer.
“We came back tremendously, it's extraordinary what Mbappé did.
He's a great player, he's young, I told him he was only 24, what do you want me to tell you, he's an extraordinary player, he's already won a World Cup , he redid a final… I am not in the best position to try to reason with people tonight because I was at least as sad as him”.
Really funny time… #ARGFRA #Mbappe #Macron pic.twitter.com/2nS4SRgpST
— Antoine Llorca (@antoinellorca) December 18, 2022
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