Relaunched on the possible disappointment of the PSG player, Le Graët specifies: "Today he is talking more about 2024 so I am at least reassured for next month" .illet-August 7).
The PSG striker was indeed in the list of preselected players for the tournament.
"Because the player has not yet said no, then explained the president of the Federation.
“And neither does PSG for that matter.
I will discuss again with Mbappé during the Euro, and then I will speak with Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo (
Editor's note: president and sports director of PSG
But I think the player wants to be in Japan quite a bit.
"He added:" I must feel that Mbappé wants.
It is gratifying to see that a youngster like him who plays a lot of competitions, thinks of the Olympics.
After if he tells me that he's done, and that he has too many matches in his legs ... "
This Tuesday, interviewed on RTL on Mbappé's “dream” to go to the Tokyo Olympics, Noël Le Graët was more pessimistic.
"No, that I think now…" he replied at first.
Yes, of course, he's dreaming… but it's going to be complicated.
It must be said that between the (European) championship where we hope to go far enough and the start of the Olympics with the internships, it seems to me today utopian.
💬 #Mbappe: "If he can stay with us in a French club, what happiness! For his participation in the Olympics, that seems utopian to me", according to Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, guest of #RTLMatin with @BSportouch pic.twitter.com/ya5uenBA1k
- RTL France (@RTLFrance) June 15, 2021
Relaunched on the possible disappointment of the PSG player, Le Graët specifies: "Today he is talking more about 2024 so I am at least reassured for next month".
In reality, Mbappé's hopes of representing France in Japan this summer, at the exit of a Euro from which he expects a lot, were already largely compromised by the refusal of PSG to release him at this time of year.
The same will apply to Neymar and Marquinhos for whom PSG has also and officially, according to ESPN, vetoed a trip to Tokyo this summer.